Jonathan’s Predecessor gave us dud cheque for 2nd for Enugu airport – Ayogu Eze

Slug: Jonathan’s Predecessor gave us dud cheque for 2nd for Enugu airport By Joe Chukindi The chairman Senate Committee on Works, Senator Anyaogu Eze Monday revealed that one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Predecessor, whose name he refused to mention once gave out a dud cheque to Igbo leaders for the internationalization of Akanu Ibiam Arport in Enugu. Eze who was in Onitsha for the groundbreaking ceremony of the second Niger Bridge by president Goodluck Jonathan said before the coming of President Jonathan, other presidents have always treated the South Easterners like outcasts despite their contribution to nation building. He said it took Jonathan to come on the saddle for the Enugu Airport to be named an international airport, despite the efforts of the elites in the south east to make it one. “My leader, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremeadu is here, at one time it was he who led a delegation to your(Jonathan) predecessor to see how we can get the federal government to make Enugu airport an international airport, and we were surprised when the man feigned ignorance that he did not know the airport was still a local airport. “We were all surprised at that. He later gave us a cheque which we could not cash,” Anyaogu said. Anyaogu thanked President Goodluck Jonathan that for all his efforts in ensuring that the three Rs which were declared after the Nigeria-Biafra War which had for long remained only in theory is today being practicalised through the reconciliation, rehabilitation and reconstruction of the south east. END.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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