Boss Gida Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, has explained that Southeast governors and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu met with President Buhari to thank him over major activities in the region.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, the SGF dismissed insinuations that the present administration was not doing enough for the Southeast.

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He reminded the people that their political investment in the re-election of Buhari in the 2019 election would determine their fate in 2023.

Mustapha said: “I think it is a remarkable visit because they came essentially to thank the president over the major activities that have taken place in the South-East.

“They appreciate the fact that the second Niger Bridge was a paper issue in the last five, six decades.

“They are convinced that the decision to complete the Niger Bridge is real; the contract has been awarded by this government for N206 billion.

“It is a mark of appreciation for the leadership that President Muhammadu Buhari is providing for this country.

“The South-East is an integral part of this country; it must be accorded its appropriate place in the scheme of things and we believe strongly that this particular government has extended its hands of friendship to the South East.”

He expressed hope that South-East leaders would continue to cooperate with the government to ensure the development of their people and bringing prosperity, peace, and tranquillity to the area.