It is reported that the President, Muhamadu Buhari had a closed-door meeting with the Senate president , Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and some lawmakers from the south-east zone, at the president’s office at the presidential villa on wednesday.
It was also reported that while the lawmakers exited, the president held a separate meeting with the senate president.
The outcome of the meeting is what we are anxious about.
The President has said that, the lawmakers were at the meeting to express their concerns over the state of affairs in their region.
According to the lawmakers who addressed corresponsdents after the meeting, they addressed issues on insecurity, especially with regards to the activities of the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), and infrastructure in the south-east region.
Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Chairman of the South East caucus in the senate, who responded to newsmen said, ”We know that there are problems everywhere but, we also believe that the south-east is the zone that is far more short-changed at this time that other zones.”
Mr. Ekweremadu, is also quoted to have said, ”For us from south-east, we believe that dialogue is better than any other form of engagement. So we decided to visit the president and present to him some of the concerns of the South-east, including the issues of roads, general infrastructure, the rail and airports.”
Written by Okolo Ezinne