Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has given assurance that the President will not disappoint Southeast in the execution of the ongoing legacy projects in the region before he leaves office in 2023.
Adesina, who received in audience, the Editorial management of Orient Daily Newspaper, led by Stanley Egbochuku, today, March 5, at the Presidential Villa, said that many ongoing Federal projects in the five south-eastern States of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo are currently at different stages of completion.
According to him, there are about 69 ongoing projects mainly roads and bridges in the region, which are being funded from budgetary allocations, the Sukuk Bond and the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund.
“Last December, I had reason to travel to Onitsha, Anambra State and onboard the flight to Asaba, I remember the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, asking me to ‘thank the President profusely for us on the second Niger Bridge.’
“The good thing is that the project will be completed by February 2022, as promised by the contractor handling it.”
Adesina welcomed the initiative by the media group to partner with his office to uphold professionalism in the media industry.
This was even as Egbochuku, who is a former Vice President of African Capital Alliance praised the two principal Presidential media handlers; Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, saying that they have done so much.
“You have not disappointed us in the media industry and must be assured of our strong support.”
Egbochuku, a close associate of the late Chief MKO Abiola, had at one time or the other worked with Daily Times of Nigeria Plc, Concord Press Nigeria Limited, Business Day Media Limited.