South East Will Get His Own Fair Share From President Buhari – Presidency
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Tuesday said President Buhari would keep Nigeria one despite various agitations in parts of the country.
Adesina said this while receiving members of the Coalition of South-East Youths for Buhari, who marched to the main gate of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to declare their support for Buhari.
The presidential spokesman said anybody working towards the disintegration of the country was beating a dead horse, which he described as a waste of energy.
He said, “You must have heard our President yesterday (Monday) in his nationwide address saying whatever it takes, Nigeria will be kept together. I tell you, this President will keep the country together.
“Therefore, anybody who is planning something else should know that it is a waste of time. Nigeria will remain one; President Muhammadu Buhari will keep the country together.
“As we speak, he is meeting with service chiefs on how to enhance security in the country. You know that when there is security, there will be development. When there is security, you can guarantee that the economy will grow; when there is security, we can face our business and businesses can strive.
“So, whatever it will take to secure the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will do it along with other people in government.”
Adesina promised the youths that the South-East would get its due under Buhari’s leadership.
“I want to promise on his behalf that the South-East will get its due during the time of President Muhammadu Okechukwu Buhari.
“The roads in the region will be fixed and the second Niger Bridge will be constructed. In everything, the South-East region will get its own fair share,” he said.
Adesina noted that the rally organised by the youths was significant because some people he described as mischief-makers would always say that the region was not with the President.
While debunking the assertion, the Presidential spokesman said it was in the region that Buhari was christened Okechukwu during electioneering.
“Last week, youths from the South-South region were here to show solidarity with him. This gives us the confidence that no matter what anybody does, Nigeria will remain one,” he added.
The group’s convener, Mr. Steve Anyata, said the rally was intended to “counter the inhumane demonstrations by a handful of sponsored elements” calling for the return or resignation of the President when he was in London.
Anyata said the rally was also meant to drum up support for Buhari in the South-East.
He said, “Mr. President, it is noteworthy to inform you that while you were away, a lot took place.
“One of them was the quit notice issued to Igbo in northern Nigeria by a group of Arewa youths.
“But we are glad to say that the Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, made attempts to elicit concrete commitments from parties concerned and to douse heightening tensions. We therefore believe that with your return, this issue and others will receive your attention.
“Already, progressive impacts of your change administration are here for all to see. We have seen an impressive stability in foreign exchange, we have seen a serious drop in corruption, we have seen a rise in our foreign reserves and the moves for the rehabilitation of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, as well as the construction of the Second Niger Bridge.
“It is no longer news that we are leaving recession behind us. Surely, things are looking up and youths of the South-East will stand with you until you achieve your vision for the country.”
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