Monday, 10 September 2018

SHAME: "It's a Pity to Us, We're Extremely disappointed in Buhari" - Ohanaeze cries out




The apex socio-cultural body of the 
Igbo, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed disappointment over the Federal Government’s failed promise in reviving coal production in Enugu.

Gbam TV recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had during his campaign in 2015 promised to revamp the moribund coal industry, which had been abandoned for several years.

Buhari had promised that the abundant coal deposits in Enugu would be harnessed to grow the Nigerian economy, and also generate employment opportunities for youths in the South-East and other parts of the country.

However, about three years after Buhari won the election and assumed office as the President, the Enugu coal mines have remained moribund.



The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, on Sunday said the Federal Government’s failure to revive coal production in Enugu was disappointing.

“We are very much disappointed that the Buhari-led Federal Government has not been able to fulfil the promise to revive the coal industry in Enugu.

“It is very unfortunate that the coal mines seem to have been forgotten.

“But we will continue to remind the Federal Government of the urgent need to revamp the coal industry in Enugu, and in so doing, also revive the Oji River Power Station,” Ibegbu said.

The Ohanaeze spokesman noted that the revival of the coal industry would be to the benefit of the entire country, and not only the South-East geopolitical zone.


“We all know that coal was driving the Nigerian economy before the discovery of oil in the Niger Delta region,” Ibegbu said.
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