South East leaders meet Buhari, seek speedy completion of Enugu Airport, state of emergency on roads

Chidi Samuel| South-East leaders including governors on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House Council Chambers in Abuja.

During the meeting, the leaders urged the President to specially intervene for the speedy completion of the Enugu International airport and rehabilitation of federal roads in the region.

Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum and Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi, who made the case of the south east leaders, pleaded with the President to declare a state of emergency on roads in the South East.

Umahi said, “We are here to kindly urge Mr. President to approve special funds for the Akanu Ibiam Airport just like what was done for Abuja Airport.”

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Other Governors at the meeting include Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.

Also, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senate Minority Leader representing southeast Caucus in National Assembly and Senator Sam Egwu were at the meeting.

Others include former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim; former Governors -Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State; Okwesilieze of Enugu State; Sullivan Chime of Enugu State; Achike Udenwa of Imo State, and Ikedi Ohakim also of Imo.

The meeting later entered into a closed-door session.

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