Monday, March 10, 2014

Jonathan’s Predecessor Gave Us Dud Cheque For Enugu Airport – Senator Eze Monday


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Senator Ayogu Eze, Monday, revealed that one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Predecessor, whose name he refused to mention once issued dud cheque to Igbo leaders for the upgrading of Akanu Ibiam Arport, Enugu to international status.
Eze, who was in Onitsha for the ground breaking ceremony of the second Niger Bridge by President Goodluck Jonathan said before the coming of President Jonathan, other presidents had always treated the people of South-East like outcasts despite their contribution to nation building.
He said it took Jonathan to come on the saddle for the Enugu Airport to be named an international airport.
“My leader, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremeadu is here, at one time, he led a delegation to your(Jonathan) predecessor to see how we can get the federal government to make Enugu airport an international airport, and we were surprised when the man feigned ignorance that he did not know the airport was still a local airport.
“We were all surprised at that. He later gave us a cheque which we could not cash”, Ayogu said.
He thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for all his efforts in ensuring that the three “Rs”, declared after the Nigeria-Biafra war, which had for long remained only in theory, was now being demonstrated through the reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction of the South-East.

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