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I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Boyooosa(m): 3:19am On Oct 14, 2017
…You ‘ve treated states with equality—Umahi
IPOB is symptomatic consequence of the continuous marginalization of the south east—Nwodo
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday said that his government has been fair to the South East geo-political zone in terms of appointment which he said was evidenced in the allocation of four prominent ministerial positions to the zone.


The President also assured leaders from the zone that his administration will benefit them more from roads and coastal rail projects, which he said were of critical importance to the economy.

But the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo told the President that the South East had remained marginalized by successive administrations, which he stated was the reason behind the recent agitations by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

According to Nwodo, IPOB is a symptomatic consequence of the continuous marginalization of the south east over a long period of time.

President who met with the leaders of the South East led by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu which had in attendance the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nwodo, the governors and federal lawmakers from the area in a closed-door at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, told them that 2nd Niger Bridge, the East-West Road and the Coastal rail project, were receiving utmost attention from his administration.

President Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said counterpart funding from the Chinese government would substantially fund these projects, which when completed will improve the welfare, well-being and economy of the people in the region.

He said, “I know the Chinese are very competent in handling such projects and we will ensure that we get the money for the projects to take off. I thank you for articulating your demands and I want to assure that we are doing our best for the country.

“If we can stop people from stealing, then there will be more resources to put into projects that will create employment for Nigerians.”

Responding to allegations of under-representation of Igbos in his government, the President said: “I gave south-east four substantive ministers in the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Science and Technology and Labour.

“Seven states in the North got Ministers of State and of the two Ministries headed by your sons, I cannot take any decision on foreign policy and investments without their input.”

He said he would soon visit states in the zone, adding, “I want to assure you that I came into government with a clear conscience and I will also leave with a clear conscience.”

Earlier, the President of Ohaneze, while articulating the demands of the zone to the President highlighted the issue of state creation, restructuring, federal projects in the South East namely Enugu-Onitsha road, Enugu-Port Harcourt road and Aba-Ikot-Ekpene road, among others.

Nwodo also demanded urgent presidential interventions on the Enugu Airport, reticulation of the gas-pipelines in the South East and the standard gauge plan for railway construction.

Commending the President’s remarkable achievements on security and the fight against corruption, Nwodo declared: “we are ready to work with you. We are determined to work with you. We know you are a decisive leader and we know God will continue to give you the wisdom to govern Nigeria.’’

Also speaking, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State expressed satisfaction on the outcome of their discussions with the President on critical issues and topics affecting the region.

Umahi, who is the Chairman of South East Governors Forum said, “You have no hatred for any state. You have treated all states with equality. What one state gets in the north, the other gets in the south.”

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Chief Nwodo said, “We had a frank and robust exchange, we discussed problems of the south east and as head of state he is the finale repository of an appeal for the resolutions of those problems. We went into great details about each of those problems and i have confidence that they will give it the attention there deserve.

“We dealt with problems of development in the south east; basic capital projects which have for a very long time been neglected not just from this government but for a very long time, major arteries of federal highways in the south east have been in complete state of disrepair. Enugu-Onitsha, Enugu-Port Harcourt, Aba-Ikot Ekpene are virtually impassable.

“We talked about the inland waterways and the dredging of the River Niger. We talked about the reticulation of gas pipeline on the south east. We export gas from the south east to the other parts of the country, but there is no reticulation of the pipeline and industrial clusters in the south east.

“We talked about the only international airport we have in the south east which has very bad infrastructure in terms of the buildings that have ravaged by …

“We got assurance from the president that he will deal with each of those problems.”

On whether the issue of alleged marginalization of the zone came up in the meeting, he said, “That was the opening line and that was why we single out these things. Like I have said these problems have been there overtime and we have had several presidents, it didn’t just happen in the last two years. But we expressed the desire that he should be able to address them.”

Also responding to the question on whether the president’s promises could be trusted, Nwodo said, “There is no reason for me to doubt them because this is the first time I have had this interaction with him. I have the feeling that he spoke to us very frankly.”

On whether the issue of IPOB came up in their discussion, he said, “We came here for the issues of developments in our place. We talked about IPOB as a symptomatic consequence of the continuous marginalization of the south east over a long period of time. Understandably our children are restive and we want to make sure that the federal government is responsive to the issues that have cumulated in the quintessence of these agitations.”

Speaking on the issue of devolution of powers, Nwodo said, “We did talk about the issue of devolution of powers, the constitution, the paucity of the states and local governments in our place and the president has asked that he be given time to look at this more holistically”.

Members of the South East delegation included, the Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnnia Nwodo, Governors Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state and the deputy governors of Imo and Anambra states.

Others were the Chairman of South East senate caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Deputy Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Chukwuma Onyema, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu olelema.
Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/10/im-fair-ndigbo-appointment-buhari/amp/

President Buhari with a cross section of South East leaders in Abuja on Friday

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Boyooosa(m): 3:23am On Oct 14, 2017
The hugest challenge I think he has is in the fact that he is not a liberal person, he is too frank and that has a lot of contentions to pass through in Nigeria or anywhere.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Akissani: 3:43am On Oct 14, 2017
As far as PMB remains dae president of this country,The pigs and idiots will neva be satisfied even if he makes one of their own the vice president of Nigeria



THE CRY OF MARGINALIZATION IS OUT OF THEIR HATRED FOR PMB

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Boyooosa(m): 3:52am On Oct 14, 2017
Akissani:
As far as PMB remains dae president of this country,The pigs and idiots will neva be satisfied even if he makes one of their own the vice president of Nigeria



THE CRY OF MARGINALIZATION IS OUT OF THEIR HATRED FOR PMB
But I think he needs to be president of Nigeria without ceasing... regardless of a sect's stand.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by MediumStout(m): 4:03am On Oct 14, 2017
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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by stillondmatter: 4:07am On Oct 14, 2017
I BELONG TO EVERYBODY AND I BELONG TO NOBODY. ...President Muhammadu Buhari on 29th May, 2015

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by AntiWailer: 4:14am On Oct 14, 2017
This is what I expect the region to do.
Go to whoever is in charge and make reasonable demands.

You cnt just be screaming marginalization without taking concrete steps to address it.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Nobody: 4:15am On Oct 14, 2017
Fair you say? Lemme reserve my comment.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by BlackDBagba: 4:24am On Oct 14, 2017
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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by dannytoe(m): 4:27am On Oct 14, 2017
Keep deceiving yourself including gullible nigerians, when 90% of the service chiefs are from the north.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by KardinalZik(m): 4:55am On Oct 14, 2017
The report that your ordered the CONCENTRATION OF ALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS/PROJECT IN THE NORTH is still fresh in our memories.

You aren't fair, President Buhari Bigot.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by magoo10(m): 5:48am On Oct 14, 2017
A deceitful leader who goes abroad to divide is country into 97% and 5% can never be said to be fair ,if buhari is claiming to be fair all of a sudden then something is wrong,he can continue deceiving his zombified E warriors.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by DanielsParker(m): 8:46am On Oct 14, 2017
mtchew

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by ritababe(f): 8:46am On Oct 14, 2017
lol, foolish man and only foolish people will believe him.


I guess 2019 is knocking and only an idiot will vote for him.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Zico5(m): 8:46am On Oct 14, 2017
Anyone thinking he wants to satisfy igbo will only kill himself. Mr president u have tried ur best even without voting u. Move on and continue the work being assigned by majority. They only want to reap where they did not sow typical of them anywhere they go. Even if Gej that they worship can't please them, then who is a fulani man from the north. I fear igbo with my life.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by SalamRushdie: 8:46am On Oct 14, 2017
Na lie, Na lie , Na lie...you are fair to the South East yet you described them in the day you were inugurated as 5 percenters who shouldn't expect anything from your govt but pain and blood shed , a promise you have lived up to in words and actions , you claim your are fair to the South East yet you have never stepped your ur bigoted feet there till date , you claim you are fair to the South East yet in recent NNPC appointments the region didn't get a single appointment despite having some of the most qualified people in the oil industry , you claim you are fair to the South East but you have failed to have single security personnel of South East attend your security briefs , for your information it's only under your leadership both in 1984 and now that we have had President have security council without a single person of Igbo extraction there and yet you think to are fair , Mr President the only place you have been fair to the South East is when you need a good pilot to fly your presidential Boeing Business Jet and you know you can't put your safety in the hands of our reckless quota system.. Buhari you are the most divisive character that has led this country and you will be definitely be remembered for that , it's so bad now that Children in the South East start crying at the mere mention of ur name which is now synonymous with Terror , tyranny , despotism, hardship, failure, innocent bloodshed and total disorganization .

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by eleojo23: 8:47am On Oct 14, 2017
No comment..

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by brainpulse: 8:47am On Oct 14, 2017
Haters will always hate, wailers will always wail and moarners will always moarn no matter what you do.
Monies are no longer shared as before so the pain.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by cinoedhunter: 8:47am On Oct 14, 2017
Buhari is crazy o....

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Nobody: 8:47am On Oct 14, 2017
The thunder wey go fire PMB eeh
Its still doing frog jump

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by flyca: 8:47am On Oct 14, 2017
Every region struggling for appointment. How has the ones appointed in your region helped anybody?

For instance, how has Chris Ngige becoming the Minister of Labour benefited Anambrarians? You will think that with Ngige as the Minister of Labour, Anambrarians will get fair labour representation or at least used his position to help a lot of people. That by making him minister, you'll at least be able to make an appointment with him to discuss salient issues. For wia!

Truth be told, except you are part of his immediate family, you stand to gain nothing in his appointment. In the same vein, even if all Nigerian senators and Ministers Igbos, it means nothing to regular Igbo on the street. These guys are after their own pocket not their region per se!

I'm not saying whether President Buhari is partial or not, I'm saying that what we need is forward thinking people in power. All these "from what region" issues is not the main point. We need goal-oriented, good policy makers in power! Strategic-thinkers. People who will drive Nigeria forward, not all these job-hunters!

I am Igbo, the reason why I am using my region as an example.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by tochivitus(m): 8:47am On Oct 14, 2017
No problems God ain't sleeping unreserved thunder awaits you come, 2019.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by deepwater(f): 8:48am On Oct 14, 2017
Yes u are
The World Bank chief told us yesterday.
He confirmed you want to concentrate on the ndi igbo


,.................................


My guy see, you do not need to be fair to the ndi igbo, just be true to them.
It's not a privilege, it is a right

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Springdale: 8:50am On Oct 14, 2017
When service chiefs are northerners?
He’s just saying all these ones to deceive zombies from the other side. grin

Even world bank told us he wants them to focus on the South West grin

Yoruba Muslims should applaud this great man of theirs. grin

See the one below me na, peak of sophistication grin grin grin

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by kaymandak(m): 8:50am On Oct 14, 2017
Tell baba
What their ogogoro child failed to do, you dey do for dem still no appreciation,
Pls forgive dem and do more,
I love the dance of Python

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by hakeem4(m): 8:50am On Oct 14, 2017
This what they should have done since kiss they were only screaming marginalization up and down. But i do not think anything would be done here cause all i see is old men gathering together to share bottle of water

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by buffalowings: 8:51am On Oct 14, 2017
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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by chimerase2: 8:51am On Oct 14, 2017
What's jubrin saying undecided
Come to tink of it nobody nears dis guy again
Abi no after photoshot? lipsrsealed

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Pavore9: 8:52am On Oct 14, 2017
The presidency should release data highlighting the stars of origin of all its appointees till date.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Kazim88: 8:52am On Oct 14, 2017
Buhari you are a Murderer.
You are nothing but a total disaster to Nigeria.

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Re: I’m Fair To Ndigbo In Appointment – Buhari (picture) by Throwback: 8:52am On Oct 14, 2017
Not!

You can only be fair to Ndigbo when you give them everything that is available.

As the massive and ethnically diverse North wants every political appointment to be theirs, so does the minute and singular ethnic SouthEast want every political appointment to be theirs.

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