Chief Hycienth Ngwu, a former South-East Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, on Sunday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his developmental giant strides in the region.
Ngwu disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu while congratulating Buhari and Nigerians on the country’s 60 years of co-existence, progress and peace as one indivisible nation.
He said that the recent modernisation and upgrading of facilities at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, was highly appreciated by South Easterners, especially the speed and commitment the Buhari-led administration invested in the project.
“The 2nd Niger Bridge and rehabilitation of most of the federal roads, which were abandoned by successive previous governments, are worth our appreciation of a performing administration.
“We also will like to commend the President for the establishment of Zone 13 Police Headquarters in Anambra and the creation of National Force CID Annex in Enugu.
“These recent developments in the security sector have helped to enhance security in the entire South East,’’ he said.
The APC chieftain also urged all Nigerians, especially the people of the south-east to support the full deregulation of the petroleum industry by the Federal Government due to benefits derivable from the project.
“Although, it may present initial pains, but in the long run, we will be happy for it. Nothing good comes easy. It is a very good policy and long overdue.
“There’s no special time for doing a good thing. The most important thing is to do the good thing. And it has been done. We commend the presidency and President Buhari for the superb political-will,’’ he said.
Ngwu, however, implored the Federal Ministry of Transportation to expedite action on Eastern railway corridor, adding that South-East residents were praying that all stakeholders joined forces for the realisation of the project without further delay.
“We also implore President Buhari to maintain the zoning system in the country and insist that power rotates to South-East in 2023,’’ he said.
The ex-APC spokesman further said that the party and good people of the South-East celebrate Nigeria and Nigerians on the occasion of the 60th anniversary as an independent nation.
He noted that it had not been easy, but the country had made tremendous progress as a united country, given its multi-faceted and heterogeneous cultures and tribes.
“We have to a large extent utilised this diversity for our unity. Worthy of commendation is our ability to entrench and sustain democracy as a system of government for over two decades running,’’ he added.