Ohanaeze lists Issues Buhari must tackle in the Southeast before leaving power in 2023.
The Igbo Socio-political Organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, identified critical issues on Thursday that the Southeast wants the government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari to address before it leaves power in 2023.
Ohanaeze’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu said the Southeast wants Buhari’s administration to build rail lines that link the region to other parts of the country and construct federal highways from the region to the North.
Through a statement, Ibegbu said that before exiting control, the Southeast wanted Buhari’s government to establish one more region of state and local government.
While urging the federal government to engage agitators from Biafran, Ibegbu called on the government to review the Confab Report 2014.
The statement reads: “Over the next three years Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has identified some of the items that the Buhari administration will do for Ndigbo.
“These include the East-West Railway line, the Coastal Railway line, major federal highways connecting the East with the North viz Enugu – Makurdi Highway, Enugu – Lokoja Highway, the development of one more state for the region, and more local governments despite the constitutional hurdles that the President may resolve if he so wishes.
“Aba -Uyo -Calabar and Umuahia -Uyo -Calabar, Highways, citing at least two federal industries in the zone and engaging the pro-Biafran agitators.
“Looking into the 2014 CONFAB REPORT which Nigeria can never run away from, appointing people from the zone into relevant federal agencies and completing the second Niger Bridge and Enugu
International airports respectively,” The statement said.