President Muhammadu Buhari, has released over N400 billion, to the five States that make up the South-East, as part of strategies for the 2019 Presidency, the Buhari Support Organisation, BSO, has confirmed.
This was made known on Monday, January 9, through the Head of the BSO, at its January 1st re-union, for the South-East region.
Recall, that Post-Nigeria reported last year, that Buhari had promised to continue with the second Niger Bridge, if the Igbos would vote for him in 2019.
The planned re-union is expected to see more influx of prominent Igbo sons and daughters, into the party.
The BSO Chairman, Chief Anike Nwoga, announced that the Organising Committee, will host the National Committee in the five South-East States, in Enugu, on January 21.
“The meeting is a re-union of BSOs in the South-East, in preparation for a massive influx of prominent Igbo sons and daughters, into APC,” he said.
He appealed to the people of the South-East, to use the opportunity to again have faith in the administration of Buhari, and added, that he was optimistic that in the fullness of time, “Buhari’s administration will fulfill all promises made to the South-East region.
“Influx of people into the APC in the South-East, is a clear testimony that the people of the region are happy with the transparency exhibited by the APC-led Federal Government, in managing the lean resources accruing to the country, as a result of the crash in crude oil prices.
“For us, it is a celebration that the majority of Igbo are acknowledging the efforts of President Buhari, towards improving the infrastructure-base in the South-East, which dilapidated during the 16 years rule of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a party that Ndigbo gave 100 percent support.
“In just 24 months, the current Buhari-led APC administration, will achieve what its predecessors in the PDP-led Federal Government, failed to do on the roads in the South-East region; Aba-Calabar, Umuahia-lkot Ekpene, Owerri-Port Harcourt, Enugu-Onitsha, and Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, in 16 years.
“In the 2017 budget, the South-East region got an allocation of N26 billion for road projects, with Anambra State getting N13.7 billion; Abia State, N1.3 billion; Ebonyi Sate, N1.4 billion; Enugu State, N7.5 billon; while Imo State, got N2.2 billion.
“We may recall, that in the penultimate week, the Federal Executive Council, approved additional N16 billion payments for the construction of the second Niger Bridge. The job has commenced.
“This underscores Mr President’s commitment to raising the infrastructure-base of the South-East, to an industrial and commercial region of the country,” Nwoga said.
He also observed that the Federal Government had recently released N388.304 billion, as refunds of over-deductions on London-Paris Club loans.