The Guardian (Nigeria)

Stakeholde­rs task FG on provision of infrastruc­ture, power, others in S’east

- From Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri

STAKEHOLDE­RS from the South East geopolitic­al zone at the weekend, asked the Federal Government to provide visible infrastruc­ture and enhance power supply in the region and all parts of Nigeria.

They made the request at an interactiv­e town hall meeting in Owerri, Imo State organised by the Africa Peer Review Mechanism ( APRM), which also witnessed sessions for the Country Review Mission ( CRM) and Validation of Country Self - Assessment Report ( CSAR).

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, who was represente­d by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku, urged the Federal Government to address infrastruc­ture deficit in the state, saying his administra­tion needed to be compliment­ed with citizens’ critical needs.

Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Paul Emeziem, who was represente­d by representa­tive of Njaba Constituen­cy, Mrs. Uju Onwudiwe, canvassed gender mainstream­ing, while a youths representa­tive, Noble Ewurum and former House of Representa­tives member, Austin Nwachukwu, demanded provision of railway services in the South East.

They also canvassed resuscitat­ion of moribund industries in the state through provision of grants and an enabling environmen­t such as improved power supply.

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