An Adamawa-based Pen Group has passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari leadership style
The pen group is under the auspices of All Progressives Congress.The spokesman of group, Alhaji Ibrahim Waziri, made this known at the end of its one-day meeting in Yola on Saturday.
Waziri said that the members of the APC in the state after the meeting unanimously agreed to form a group called “Pen Group ”
He said, “We past a vote of confidence on APC Governments from local,state to Federal Government inline with the policies and programmed of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“And From today the group has resolved to support any person with people-oriented programme that have direct impact to the electorate.”
He said that the group was ready to support any person that had zero tolerance for corruption and interest of Nigeria in his heart.
Waziri said that the group was impressed with leadership style of Buhari, especially fighting against corruption.
The participants in the forum, were the Secretary to the Federal Government, Mr David Babachir, who was represented by Alhaji Mustafa Salihu.
The others were Special Advisor to President on Political Analysis, Alhaji Ibrahimm Bapatel and retired Gen. Buba Marwa, among others .
My people were neglected for 8 years in Enugu – Ekweremadu
The Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, said former Gov. Sullivan Chime’s administration in Enugu state, neglected the people of Aninri Local Government Area for eight years.
Speaking on Saturday in Aninri during the flag-off of nine rural projects funded by the state government, Ekweremadu said that the Chime’s tenure was the darkest in the lives of Aninri people.
He said that during the period, the state government had no presence in the entire council, adding that projects executed in the area were by the federal and local governments. “Eight years ago all development projects in this area were done by the federal and local governments, but we now have a governor that is ready to work for our people. “Between 2007 and 2015, no indigene of Aninri was employed in the state civil service and from statistics, we have the least number of civil servants in the state,” he said. Ekweremadu
The deputy senate president said that the local government area had only 400 workers in the state service, adding that no permanent secretary was from the area. “This neglect of our people for eight years was that bad but God has raised someone who will raise us.
“For instance, at the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), we only have four staff members from Aninri while Udi, Awgu and Oji River Local Government Areas have 360, 85 and 60 staff, respectively, in the institution,” he said. Ekweremadu said that it was the governor of the state, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who drew his attention to the anomalies, and said that the governor had taken steps to redress the ills.
“The governor has appointed our son as permanent secretary and another one as director of works in IMT. The state commissioner of works is also from Aninri and more are coming,” he said. According to him, it is gratifying that our people are now feeling the impact of the state government and we will continue to support the governor. Ekweremadu appealed to the people of the area to unite and move the place forward, adding that greater things were ahead.

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