President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja held a closed door meeting with the leadership of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, South East Governors and Ministers from the region at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
Governors who were in attendance from the area were Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the Imo deputy governor, Eze Madumere.
The meeting took place at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja.
Leader of the delegation, John Nwodo said they had a frank and robust exchange with the President concerning the alleged neglect of the region by past administrations.
“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 Ikpene 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,” he said.
Mr. Nwodo also said the meeting discussed the bad state of the only international airport in the region.
“We got assurance from the president that he will deal with each of those problems,” he said