The senator representing Enugu West senatorial zone, Osita Ngwu has said that he and other southeast senators are not comfortable with the five ministerial appointments given to the region……CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>...CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>
The senator asserted that he and is colleagues are not relenting in their quest for more ministerial slots for the region.
Ngwu stated this while speaking with newsmen in Enugu.
The Senator said that they have an unflinching belief that President Bola Tinubu would sentimentally address the demand of the senators to have additional ministerial slots.
He, however, noted that they would not be confrontational about the situation but would employ dialogue to achieve the desired objective.
Ngwu emphasized that the senators had decided that the region would no longer be relegated to the background but treated fairly, lamenting that whereas some zones had as many as 10 slots, Southeast is given only five.
He said: “His Excellency Senator Akpabio is a man who works his talk. We don’t have any doubt as to his intervention because he assured us he is going to take it up with President Bola Tinubu to redress the injustice. We see it as an injustice to the Southeast and we have spoken.
“So, we will be patient to know the feedback the Senate president is going to give back to us. We are not going to rest. We will continue to talk about it until the Southeast is given its due place in Nigeria.
“In fact, some zones have 10 ministers. But in the southeast, we have only five. I think it is the height of injustice. But we will keep negotiating and dialoguing.
“Nigeria has a constitution with which the federation is governed. However, sentiments can come in. And when they come in, you ask the government to look at it from that angle.
“If the president has met the constitutional requirements, we will ask him to look at the sentimental requirements too so that all of us will feel carried along.”…CONTINUE.FULL.READING>>>