President Muhammadu Buhari, today met with political leaders from the South East part of Nigeria led by the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.
Ekweremadu led South-East governors to pay a visit to Buhari at the state house, Aso Rock in Abuja.
At the meeting, Buhari assured the leaders that all ongoing Federal projects in the South East will be funded and completed.
He added that the seven-month delay in passing the 2018 budget will not serve as an excuse.
“I assure you that we are doing our best and will not default on the agreements signed on ongoing projects… Developing infrastructure is the best thing we can do. When the roads are okay, rail is established and there‘s power, Nigerians will flourish in their businesses,” Buhari said.
Speaking on behalf of the Governors, Ebonyi state Governor, Dave Umahi said they had come specifically to thank the President for the award of the contract for the major component of the second Niger Bridge at the cost of N206 billion.
“The [Second Niger Bridge] is the dream of our people and it has become a dream come true. Our people said we must come and thank you. Your Excellency, Mr President we are grateful Sir,” he said.