President Buhari Meets Igbo Senators Over Biafra's Appointments & InfrastructureNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday, November 9, met with a group of senators from the south-east geopolitical zone, led by deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
On the agenda for the meeting were the agitation for an independent state of Biafra by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), lopsided federal appointments and the state of infrastructure in the south-east zone, reports Punch.
Ekeremadu later told newsmen that the discussion between President Buhari and the south-east senators was cordial and that the president promised to look into the issues raised.
He said, “For us from the South East, we believe that dialogue is better than any other form of engagement.
“So we decided to visit the President and present to him some of the concerns of the South East including the issues of roads and general infrastructure.
“We also discussed the issue of security with him and of course the issue of IPOB. We had a good conversation and he promised to look into the issues.”
Chairman of the south-east senate caucus, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe on his part said, although there were problems everywhere, the south-east region remained the most shortchanged among the zones in the country.
The senator quoted the President as saying that governors from the zone had also raised some of the issues with him, and he had promised to address their concerns.
He said, “This is the South East caucus in the Senate and we came to see the President because of the issues we have in the South East.
“We had a fruitful discussion with the President. He has promised us that he is going to look into the problems of South East.
Other senators on the delegation were Sam Egwu, Hope Uzodinma, Andy Uba and Chukwuka Utazi.