Enugu Governor Meets Tinubu, Makes 1 Strong Demand
Barr Peter Mbah, the governor of Enugu State, met with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday at the Presidential Villa to discuss the need to release the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
He explained to reporters that his conversation with the President was in line with President Tinubu’s pledge in his inaugural address to promote national healing and reconciliation.
Mbah, who described the meeting as heartwarming, stated that partnership and collaboration with the federal government were essential for the implementation of his administration’s agenda for Enugu State, particularly in the areas of economy, infrastructure, security, and activation of dormant assets.
“I came to deliver the warm greetings and best wishes of the government and people of Enugu state to the President.
“However, you may already be aware that we made massive campaign promises to the citizens of Enugu. In addition, we have expressed enormous vision.
“We have an optimistic view of what the new government could accomplish in the next four years in terms of boosting our economy to $30 billion from its current level.”
“One of our core governance tenets is collaboration and partnership, and we have identified the federal government as our primary partner.”
“Many people are unaware, but Enugu State has vast mineral resources. And these resources are being unproductively stored underground. With the partnership we’re attempting to establish with the federal government, we believe we can turn these assets into productive ones.
“Of course, you are aware that the proposed growth rate will be driven by the private sector, and that the private sector desires ease of doing business; and one of the key indicators of ease of doing business is security and infrastructure. Also, we had this discussion with the President.
“And finally, we also discussed Nnamdi Kanu’s release. You are aware that the South East has collectively demanded Nnamdi Kanu’s release. And we identified with that sentiment, requesting Mr. President, who in his inaugural address promised the Nigerian people that he would promote national healing and serve with compassion.
“We’ve basically informed him that this will serve as a signpost for his administration’s outreach to Ndigbo,” he explained.
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