Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, has said that, “President Muhammadu Buhari will complete ongoing legacy projects in the South-East, before the expiration of his administration, in 2023”.
Adesina said this while receiving the Editorial Management of Orient Daily Newspaper, led by its Editor-in-Chief, Stanley Egbochuku.
Adesina stated that several ongoing Federal projects in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States, are at different stages of completion.
He disclosed that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had in 2018, listed 69 ongoing projects in the region, mainly roads and bridges, 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 on board 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’’, he added.