The Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has stated that the first year of President Bola Tinubu’s administration can be described as a period of progress and development.

The group claimed that during the administration of former president, Muhammadu Buhari, the South-East region faced deliberate economic suppression, leading to strife and insecurity.

They, however, noted that Tinubu’s regime has fostered hope in the southeast.

Speaking further, Ohanaeze stated that the Minister of Works, David Umahi, is the best performing Minister in the Federal Executive Council.

They also commended two others, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, and Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, and Presidential aide, Bayo Onanuga, for being the pillars of President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Ohanaeze’s factional secretary-general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said that despite inherited challenges such as a retrogressive economy, treasury looting, and infrastructural decay, Tinubu has demonstrated the political will to overcome these obstacles more effectively than in the previous eight years of Buhari.

The statement reads in part: “During Buhari’s tenure, the South-East region faced deliberate economic suppression, leading to strife and insecurity. In contrast, President Tinubu’s administration has fostered hope and progress in the South East through initiatives like the ongoing road reconstruction and rehabilitation projects led by Engr. David Umahi and fostering economic activity and inclusivity.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo unequivocally declares Engr. David Umahi the Best Performing Minister in the Federal Executive Council due to his diligence, dedication, and innovative ideas that have reshaped the region’s narrative.

“The organisation also commends Minister Nyesom Wike for his visionary leadership, Minister Tunji-Ojo for his reformative efforts, and Presidential aide Bayo Ononuga for his invaluable contribution to promoting President Tinubu’s vision.

“As the administration addresses challenges like insecurity and economic issues in the South East, Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on President Tinubu to halt property demolitions in Lagos, release Nnamdi Kanu, enhance trade policies, and reopen the Calabar seaport to stimulate economic growth further.

“The organisation also advocates for the removal of underperforming ministers to drive progress and efficiency. Ohanaeze Ndigbo affirms its commitment to partnering with the government and urges opposition leaders to join hands with President Tinubu to rebuild the nation for prosperity and progress.”


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