President Muhammadu Buhari, has promised
that the second Niger Bridge which he promised the South-Easterners,
and other projects, will receive Federal Government boost ahead of 2019.
Buhari who was represented by his Vice,
Yemi Osinbajo, gave the assurance on Friday, at a funeral mass for late
Mrs Roseline Ezinma Akabueze, mother of Ben Akabueze, Director-General,
Budget Office, Abuja, at St Gabriels Catholic Church, Ifitedunu, in
Osinbajo revealed measures that the
Federal Government had taken to commence and complete every Federal
project in the South-East, saying Buhari went to China to negotiate with
the government on the bridge, and other roads in East-West roads.
The Vice President
re-stated that one of the cardinal principles of Buhari’s administration
was fairness, which according to him has offered every political zone
the opportunity to benefit in his government.
He urged the National Assembly to consider and accommodate all the Federal projects during their deliberations.
Dignitaries present at the occasion
included: the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige; the Minister for
Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udo Udoma; Minister of Industry,
Trade and Investment, Dr Okey Enelama; and Sen. Uche Ekwunife.