The Minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige has disclosed that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has been generous to the sou
The Minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige has disclosed that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has been generous to the southeastern part of the country.
Ngige made this disclosure at Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to him, the impact of the present administration has been felt positively in the zone in the case of infrastructure as promised by the President. He said,
“The federal government of Nigeria has been generous to the people of the south east; I am from the south east.
“You see the President promised us infrastructure development and the south east has not been left out.
“When you talk about infrastructure, you are talking about transport, road infrastructure, air infrastructure, sea, health and power infrastructure.
“In all these areas, we the southeasterners have not been left untouched. If you drive from Enugu now to Awka, you will see the work that is ongoing on the Enugu-Onitsha expressway; if you go there and see the thickness of asphalting work, you will marvel.”
Dr. Ngige who also said he is getting pressure from his people to contest for senate, said he is yet to conclude his consultation on the matter.
“The people who are pressurizing me are my constituents; the people of Anambra state and some prominent people from the south east.
“We are all in agreement that we need to go and better the milieu of the ninth Senate.
“Many people feel that the present eighth Senate has been engulfed in a battle of supremacy with the executive and they feel that some of us who have tested the executive and legislature should go back. The Senate is not for kindergartens.
“I am considering it. I am consulting and the result of my consultations will be made known in a fortnight.”