BONNY-BODO ROAD: INCRA HAILS PRESIDENT BUHARI
The Inter-Ethnic Network For Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi(INCRA) commends President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping to his electioneering campaign of constructing the Bonny-Bodo Road if and when elected. Unlike most politicians who make promises but never fulfil them, President Buhari has demonstrated that in a pool of politicians, there still exist worthy men and women of character whose words are their bond.
As a progressive group, we cannot but thank Mr. President for being forthright and frugal with meagre earnings from petrodollar. It’s a global phenomenon that in that last two and half years, the price of crude oil has nose-dived to all time low such that nations dependent on earnings from oil sales at the international market are grappling with this reality but you have succeeded in entrenching a new culture of frugally expending lean national income to the benefit of all.
Whereas, we can say that there was a period in our political history when oil price went up as high as much $120 per barrel yet Nigerians did not experience development. The reason being that corruption was an unwritten state policy.
In 2014, ahead of the 2015 general elections, our leader, the former Governor of Rivers State and now Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, made a choice in you and aligned us to you. We didn’t question that choice and decision as we knew that you have an outstanding pedigree of excellence and efficiency in managing resources. We knew that your choice would reintroduce and reinvigorate national ethos and work ethic. We knew that we were heading for the Renaissance and national rebirth.
Today, we are all better for it. The people of Grand Bonny will, in no distant time, drive their cars from the mainland to the island. The Bonny-Bodo Road was conceived over 40 years ago under the military government of Yakubu Gowon. That idea could not be achieved by successive administrations who never bothered about the difficulties faced by the people of Grand Bonny.
Thank you Mr. President. Indeed you have proven beyond any iota of doubt that you are our brother. Thank you Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. We know that many more projects that will positively impact on Rivers people are in the offing.
Ubima, Rivers State
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