2019 election: Buhari not sharing public funds – VON DG, Okechukwu

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The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, on Tuesday, said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was not sharing public funds, rather was investing the funds, in the nation’s critical infrastructures.

Okechukwu, who stated this in an interview with DAILY POST, shortly after the APC Presidential campaign rally held in Aba, Abia State on Tuesday, reiterated the commitment of the Buhari-led administration to tackle the infrastructural deficits in the country, so as to enable investments and businesses thrive, for the general well being of the people.

The APC chieftain also lauded the recently-commissioned 9.5MW Independent Power Plant at Ariaria Market in Aba by President Buhari, saying, that would enhance the economic and industrial development of the commercial city (Aba).

Okechukwu, however, commended the people of Abia State and South East in general for the warm reception being accorded to the APC presidential candidate and the incumbent, President Buhari, urging them to massively vote for APC to enable south East zone to take its shot at the Aso villa in 2023.

His words, “I thank the people of Abia State for their turn out to welcome Mr. President. It shows that the South East is coming to the reality that President Muhammadu Buhari is the best for the country today.

“Because, he had embarked on most laudable infrastructural development of the country, spanning from 5000 kilometres of federal roads,5000 kilometre of standard railway,additional 5000 megawatts of electricity.

“What was demonstrated today, in the Ariaria Market Aba, where Mr President in the past year, had instructed that major markets and industrial bases of the country should have mini solar power plants.

“And the Ariaria Market own has been commissioned, and the traders are happy about that, and also the manufacturing concerns, especially the small scale entrepreneurs and Medium scale entrepreneurs in Aba.

“It is a good joy that President Buhari, is not sharing public funds, but he is investing the people’s money in critical infrastructures, so that the nation’s economic development will prosper, and our people, the entrepreneurs can expand their economic talents in different sectors of economic and industrial development.

“It is no more the issue of sharing money. It is now that the investment is coming in real terms, so that a lot of people could advance themselves without the government. This is where we are heading to.”



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