BUHARI: “ Igbos are in charge of the economy “

Buhari: ‘‘Igbos are in charge of the economy‘‘

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, says Igbos are in charge of the economy in Nigeria.

As reported by TheNEWS, the President made this statement in Owerri, Imo State capital, during a town hall meeting with South-east Leaders as a reaction to the agitation for power by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the region.

President Buhari said: ‘‘Therefore, it is unthinkable for me that any Igbo man would consider himself not to be a part of Nigeria. The evidence is there for everyone to see that Igbos are in charge of Nigeria’s economy’’. Information Guides Nigeria

TheNEWS reports that although the streets in Imo were desolate during the arrival of the President, President Buhari acknowledged that, there is hardly any part of the country that Igbos are not present.

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According to the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, the president acknowledged the enterprising nature and resourcefulness of the Igbos adding that Igbos will benefit more from projects in the region because of their enterprising nature.

The President promised the South-east region that the Federal Government will complete ongoing key projects including the 2nd Niger Bridge as well as the railway lines and routes linking the region with other parts of the country.

Speaking, The President assured Imo state of his continued support within the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

President Buhari who is currently in Imo has commissioned four projects executed by Governor Hope Uzodinma, including the Balloon Driven/Flood Control drainage at Dick Tiger Road, Naze/Ihiagwa/Nekede/Obinze link road, the Egbeada Bypass road and the New Exco-Chambers, Government House, Owerri. JAMB Result

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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