Cleric, Ohanaeze Chief Want New Ministers To Deliver On Roads, Power, Agriculture



THE General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church Nigeria, Rev Paul Emeka and former secretary general Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nduka Eya, said the inauguration of the federal executive council was an indication that the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has fully settled down to work.

Speaking with The Guardian in Enugu on their expectations from the new ministers, they tasked the new ministers to justify their nominations by delivering in their respective ministries.

Eya believed that minister has been called to service. He said: “This country is rich but since there is crash in oil price Nigerians are suffering.

So the challenge is for all that has been called upon to serve to put in whatever that could lift the country from the present economic woes. The country is how it is because our previous governments including the military destroyed our industries. The railway system came to a halt. The militants, of course, destroyed part of the infrastructure, and the roads have collapsed because the heavy trucks cannot allow them to endure.’

“Look at the Enugu–Onitsha road, which has become a recurring decimal.

I think that Ndigbo will be happy to see the completion of some of the projects initiated in the last administration.

In his remarks, Rev Emeka said the country needs a transformation in almost every sector, but there is need for the government to concentrate on key areas like power and agriculture.

He said that getting the two sectors working would trigger development in the other sectors.

He said: “I would use this opportunity to say that the ministers should be mindful of the time it took for them to be selected. They should know that the eyes are on them to perform. In fact, if you ask me I will say all the ministries are important and that I will expect all the ministers to perform maximally.

“The ministries of power and agriculture are very important and dear to our heart. The epileptic power supply should be tackled. We have to start doing something about it seriously. Although we supply power to other neighbouring countries, but here in Nigeria, we have not been able to solve our power problem.

“The same thing applies to the ministry of Agriculture. Nigeria cannot be said to be an agrarian nation yet we import food. We must have something sustaining on ground before banning food importation.

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