Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has said that President Muhammadu Buhari means well for the people of the South-East.
The youth group went further to say that claims by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and some others, that Buhari hates the people of the region, and has no good plans for them in his government was not true.
The group stated this in a statement by its president-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro.
It was responding to the news that Buhari has given approval for the construction of a new International Airport in Ebonyi State.
“The approval of Ebonyi International Airport by the Presidency through the Ministry of Aviation led by Senator Hadi Abubakar, by the request of the Ebonyi State government is a demonstration of a rare Igbo spirit exhibited by the courageous Governor Umahi.
“This project will help to develop the Old Eastern Region and revamp the economy. It is an eloquent testimony that President Muhammadu Buhari means well for the South East contrary to what some critics like IPOB think.
“We urge Buhari to approve more developmental projects for the zone as a prompt response to critics that South-East will gain more from him.
“We equally urged other South-East Governors to submit more requests for developmental projects for Buhari’s approval.
“We believe that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi should request for the approval of the construction of inland dry seaport in Owerrinta, Isiala Ngwa South, Abia State and revamp the Enugu coal mine.
“These two projects will increase economic activities for the zone and create Job opportunities for the Youths and Businesses to thrive and will boast the morals and values of Igbos to ‘Think home philosophy’, as the inland dry seaport at Owerrinta Isiala Ngwa South Local government Area, Abia State, will be a major booster for the realisation of Enyimba Economic City.”
He added that the Enugu coal mine would be an alternative power supply for the Old Eastern region.
The youth group then urged President Buhari to give attention to such demands in the future when it comes.
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