Yesterday, president Goodluck Jonathan met with Igbo elders from Lagos State over development of the South East and improvement of infrastructure in the region.
In an interview with State House correspondents after the closed-door meeting, the President-General of Ndigbo, Lagos, Prof. Anya O. Anya said that the Aba Power Projects, the state of the roads in the region as well as the resuscitation of rail lines topped the agenda.
"On the issue of power, we wanted to be sure that there is no modification to the plan for the Aba Power Project in terms of the agreement. In the next 10 months, the project will be ready. So, when you start tampering with a project that is almost finished, you might perhaps be saying nothing will happen.
"We don’t want that to happen; not in the area of power and the President has given us his assurance. We are quite satisfied," he said.
Anya, a former Vice-Chancellor and former Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group said the response from the President was encouraging: "If Nigerians knew the responsiveness of the President to issues like this, maybe people will recognise that perhaps a lot is being done. I must confess that some of the things we were told are on-going, we did not know they were there.
"There is need for a lot more flow of information between those who govern and us, the governed," he said.
Other elders in the delegation include the Chairman of MTN, Chief Pascal Dozie, Chief Sam Ohabunwa, Chief Raymond Ebiere and former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Allison Madueke.