Southeast geopolitical zone is in my plan - Buhari


Yesterday in Abuja, President Buhari assured that his administration would carry the south east geopolitical zone along especially in the areas of appointments and provision of infrastructure, as he they are fully in his plan.

He gave the assurance while receiving a coalition of south east youths group who were at the Aso Rock Villa gate to declare support for him. Receiving the group on behalf of Buhari at the gate leading to the Villa, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina assured that the administration would specifically pay attention to roads in the region, including the construction of the Second Niger bridge as well as appointments.

Earlier, leader of the coalition with the name “South east youths for Buhari”, Steve Anyata said the reason for the visit was, among others, to inform the president that while he was away on medical vacation, some youths from the north issued a quit notice to Igbo to leave the northern zone before October 1.

All these happened at the Presidential Villa as the presidency explained why construction giant, Julius Berger is carrying out renovation in the office of Buhari.

The president who returned to Nigeria last Saturday resumed work on Monday but operated from his official residence instead of the main office in Aso Rock.

A presidency source told The Guardian yesterday that the construction firm had already begun renovation, hence the temporary halt to the president’s activities in the main office situated within the Villa.

Confirming the development, Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, explained through his twitter [email protected] why Buhari is working from home. “Some renovations are on going at the office. He’ll be back to the main office after the works,” he twisted.

It was learnt that the renovation was a result of damage rodents had caused after invading the Buhari’s office.A foreign news agency quoted Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity as saying that while Buhari was away on a medical follow-up in the United Kingdom (UK), rats had a field day with the furniture, cables and air-conditioning units in his office.

“He has used the residential office for many years. What is important is that the job gets done. Whether he does it from his bedroom or his sitting room, it does not matter. Let the job be done. And the job will be done,” he said.

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