- Chris Ngige says President Buhari has fulfilled many of his promises to the people of the south east
- Ngige notes that Buhari's government had been generous to the people of the zone
- The minister gives details of the president's infrastructural development of the zone
Chris Ngige, the labour and employment minister of Nigeria, has revealed that the government of Muhammadu Buhari has been very generous to the people of the south east. He denied that the administration’s presence had not been felt in the zone.
Ngige reportedly made the declaration during a briefing at Obosi in Idemili North local government area of Anambra state.
Sahara Reporters quoted the minister as highlighting the infrastructural efforts in the region, adding: “The federal government of Nigeria has been generous to the people of the south east; I am from the south east.
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“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 (south east) 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.”
Ngige, who expressed his intention to contest for the Senate in 2019, added: “The people who are pressurising 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.”
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that Chris Ngige revealed that he is under immense pressure from the South East geo political zone to run for the senate in 2019 and he is giving it a serious consideration.
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