How Buhari has shown his love for Igbos – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has listed ways the Buhari government had demonstrated its love the people of South-east.
He said despite the fact that the president got the lower votes from the Igbo, that has not reflected in his policies and projects.
In a chat with newsmen in Lagos, Osinbajo said Buhari could have “appointed junior ministers. By appointing four senior ministers, I think that it shows that he is interested in the South East region of Nigeria.”
“Secondly, previous government merely talk about the second Niger Bridge. We have moved to site, we are working on the second Niger Bridge.
“We’ve provided for the second Niger Bridge in our budget we have also provided infrastructure fund for the second Niger Bridge.
“Also, we are doing the Lagos-Calabar road. The Lagos-Calabar road goes through the South East region, that’s one of the very important thing we are doing and we put money behind it
” The President himself negotiated the loan from the Chinese government. He actually went to China to negotiate and these are ongoing projects.
“Ariaria market today is possibly the largest MSME hub in the whole of West Africa. The Federal Government, with the private sector, is powering Ariaria market so that every of the 21,000 shops in Ariaria market has power.
“The roads to the market are in the budget. Let’s bring it down to what we are doing; the first of our MSME clinics was in Aba and we are committed to ensuring Aba is a hub that it ought to be.
“This is where we spend a lot of time and energy to move regulatory agencies so that they actually have a one-stop centre there, so that NAFDAC, SON can move into that place.
“There is a lot of work that’s going on. The truth is that we do what needs to be done. We were elected to do the right thing by everyone and we are doing it. I’ve gone to the South East several times.
“I’ve visited Nnewi and many parts of Anambra as well, where we look around and look at ways of supporting industries there and we are still committed to that zone.”