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South-East governors ask president Buhari to release funds for rail project

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The governors of the South-east have asked the president, Muhammadu Buhari to release the much needed funds for the completion of the eastern railway corridor.

The governors in the same vain asked that their region should be integrated into the Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna gas pipeline project.

This was made known to the public when the chairman of the South-eastern governors forum, Mr. Dave Umahi, was speaking with journalists at the end of the governors virtual meeting on Sunday.

The governor said  “There is currently no funding for the corridor, which cuts across the South-South, the South-East, the North-Central and the North-East regions of the country.

“We will discuss with the Federal Government and the governors of other regions affected in order to achieve the set objective.

“It is an existing railway line and it is very important to our people. It is just to repair it and revamp the terminals.”

“Since the pipelines are going to come from the South-South and the South-East, we feel the states in the region should also benefit. So, we are also engaging the Federal Government on this.

“We also thank President Muhammadu Buhari for funding the second Niger Bridge and the Enugu International Airport renovation projects.

“We have also agreed to unveil the name of a joint security outfit for the region.

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