Leader of the Nigerian Igbo Community in Europe, NICE, Chief Chris Ebede, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari administration to strive harder to provide good governance for Nigerians in line with his campaign.
Reacting to the controversy trailing the non-inclusion of the N60 billion Lagos-Calabar coastal rail project in the 2016 Budget, he lamented that the Igbo were still under siege by the authorities in Nigeria, which, he said, had culminated in the abandonment of the South-East in key infrastructural and developmental facets in order to keep the zone in perpetual under-development and political slavery.
According to him, the region is yet to be factored into the development agenda of the current administration even when the ingenuity of the Igbo is never in doubt.
“The roads there are impassable, the dredging of the River Niger and construction of a second Niger bridge have become political tools to be used at every election period to deceive the people . The region has the largest concentration of those engaged in trading and by extension importers of goods. The roads in the South-East are one of the worst maintained all over the federation. The state governments, especially Anambra and Enugu have done commendable jobs in rehabilitating state roads. But this is not complemented by the Federal Government”, Ebede stated. (Vanguard)