Akwa Ibom State has benefited under President Buhari
Akwa Ibom State has benefited more in projects and federal appointments under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, All Progressives Congress (APC) woman leader in the state, Dr. Usen Godwin Ikpe, has said.
Describing President Buhari as a detribalized leader and the father of the country, Dr. Ikpe, a member, University of Uyo Governing Council, dismissed the impression in certain quarters that the President’s appointments were sectional.
She expressed her appreciation to the President for the number of Akwa Ibom indigenes appointed into various boards and parastatals of the Federal Government. The woman leader also called on the people of Akwa Ibom to join other well-meaning Nigerians to re-elect Buhari for a second term in office come 2019.
Ikpe said: “Going by the recently released list of appointees into Federal Government boards, President Buhari has proven his critics wrong, in terms of tribalism and partisanship. When you look at the number of Akwa Ibom indigenes appointed into federal boards and other positions of responsibility, you would readily agree that President Buhari is a detribalized leader.
“He is the father of the new Nigeria, who believes that everyone should be given opportunity to be part of governance and administration at the federal level, irrespective of tribal or religious affiliation.
She added: “The distribution of appointments has so far shown that every facet of the country is being carried along in the scheme of things. In the case of my state (Akwa Ibom), it is unprecedented. No President of Nigeria has ever favoured the state this much.”
While commending Buhari for the successes recorded in the fight against insurgency and ensuring security of lives and property of citizens, the university don lashed out at critics of the President, saying: “I know, those who used to benefit from various forms of corruption are complaining today, because they can no longer loot the nation’s treasury as they used to.
“ But, today, every right-thinking Nigerian would see that His Excellency, President Buhari, has brought sanity into the nation’s governance. He has made Nigerians to see the need to be self-reliant which was lacking in the past. Today, everybody wants to be part of the emerging new Nigeria.
“President Buhari has brought respect, and has rekindled the hope of Nigeria attaining her rightful place in the comity of nations. He has stabilised the polity and improved the economy tremendously.”