President Buhari has always stated his commitment to carrying every region along, he always maintains that no part of Nigeria will be neglected in his Government.
Without any doubt, there have been many Federal Government projects in the southeast that have proven that the region is not left aside in Buhari’s Government. I may not be able to give a complete number of the projects that Buhari has done or is doing in the southeast, but I will just list a few out of them:
1. Reconstruction of the Runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu
This is a 10 billion Naira Special Intervention Fund that was approved by President Buhari, for Reconstruction of the Runway of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State.
2. Construction of The Second Niger Bridge
This is one of the biggest projects in the Southeast which shows that Buhari has the region in mind. The project is still ongoing, and it’s expected to be completed in 2022.
The project comprises the Main Bridge across the River Niger, and 10km of a six-lane Expressway, in Onitsha and Asaba.
3. Reconstruction of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Line
This is another huge project that the southeast has benefited from president Buhari, as the rail line links the southeastern states to a planned new Sea Port in Bonny and northern Nigeria.
4. Energizing Education Programme (EEP)
This is a Government program that involves taking clean and reliable energy to the Federal Universities across Nigeria; in this, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State has received a 2.8MW Solar Power Plant.
5. Energizing Economies Initiative (EEI)
This is a Government initiative that involves taking clean and reliable energy to economic clusters like; markets, shopping complexes, and so on. The southeast has also benefited from this project. President Buhari has approved the construction of the first phase of the Ariaria Market (Aba) IPP, supplying electricity to 4,000 shops in the Market.
6. NSIA Healthcare Investments
Another big project that Buhari did in the southeast is the brand new $5.5m Medical Diagnostics Center in Umuahia, Abia State, which has been completed already.
7. Waltersmith Modular Refinery
Another top project that Buhari has done in the southeast is the Waltersmith Modular Refinery in Imo State, which has a production capacity of 270 million liters of petrol annually.
8. ANOH Gas Processing Plant
Another important project is the construction of the ANOH gas processing plant in Imo State, which has a processing capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet of gas, and 1,200MW of electricity generation potential.
9. Road Projects Across The Southeast
A report revealed that there are over 60 ongoing federal road and bridge projects across the five states in the Southeast.
Some of these road projects include construction of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Construction of Ihiala-Orlu Road in Isseke Town-Amafuo-Ulli with Spur (Ihiala-Orlu-Umuduru Section) in Anambra state, and so on.
10. Revival of ANAMMCO Limited Factory
Another top project of President Buhari in the southeast is the revival of the old Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company Limited (ANAMMCO Limited) factory in Enugu state.
Since its revival, the company has reportedly assembled more than 4,000 trucks, valued at tens of billions of Naira
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With all these huge projects and many others that I didn’t mention, it becomes very clear that President Buhari has never neglected any region, not even the Southeast.
This is one reason that critics should be logical, and understand that Buhari has been keeping to his promise of not neglecting any region in his Government.