Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, on Monday said that God will give Nigeria a president “who has a good heart like President Muhammadu Buhari for the good of this country” in 2023.
The Governor made this known to state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Governor hailed Mr President for “The landmark projects in the South East, especially the Second Niger Bridge” He said the second niger bridge was becoming a reality and the award of the eastern corridor of the railway line which he said would accelerate commercial activities in the region.
When asked about his reason for visiting the State House, Umahi said, “I came to see, Mr President. One is to thank him very highly for a number of mega projects that he is doing in the southeast. The second Niger Bridge is fast becoming a reality. Each time we visit that bridge location, it is always like a dream.
“So, we the people of the South East are very grateful to Mr President for this.
“We also thank him for the award of these Eastern corridors of the railway line. This is a project that is going to fast track the commercial activities of our people.
“I recall that when I was in school, I used to take a train from my state, Ebonyi and then get up to Maiduguri where my brothers were staying, for my holidays. Mr President is about restoring that hope. We are deeply very grateful.
“We have over 20 different projects that we consider good enough for Mr. President to commission. We have completed the Muhammadu Buhari light tunnel bridge complex, the first of its kind in Africa. for Mr. President to commission.
“We have gotten to the stage of completing the best medical center, King David University of Medical Sciences, the best in Africa. We have completed the largest mall, the most beautiful mall you can see anywhere in West Africa.
“We have completed additional six twin flyover bridges, well decorated and beautiful. We want Mr. President to commission it. We want Mr. President to commission the St. Margeret international market, the largest market in West Africa.”
He disclosed that there are over 200km concrete roads in Ebonyi state, some of which are federal roads. He also said there are over 1000 km road completed since his first tenure. He added the three agric Industrial clusters are ready for commissioning.
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