President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to addressing the issue of bad roads in the South-east geopolitical zone.
The president made this known in Abakaliki while addressing stakeholders of the state at the exco-chambers during his one day working visit to the state.
Buhari, who is visiting the region for the first time since his inauguration, also commissioned some projects in the state including 2 flyovers, Abakaliki- Afikpo federal roads among others.
He assured the people of the South East of his administration’s commitment to carry out projects that will fast-tracking development in the region.
“When I met with leaders of the South East last month in Abuja, they raised several issues of concern including the state of roads in the region. I want to assure you that we will deliver on our promise. Our 2018 budget include many strategic projects for the region in roads, power, agriculture and social sector,” the President said.
Earlier, the governor, David Umahi said the state was appreciative of the President’s support to the state especially in the area of Agriculture.
He, however, appealed to the President for the refund of money expended by the state government on some Federal Roads in the state.
Also, the former governor of the state, Sam Egwu, who addressed the President on behalf of the stakeholders in the state, commended the President for the recent decision to pay former Biafra police officers their pensions.