Anambra oil mogul, Prince Arthur Eze on Sunday said the people of the South East should remain grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari over what he termed massive provision of economic and infrastructural facilities to the geopolitical zone.
He said Igbo benefitted more under Buhari’s regime, describing him as a hero in the area in view of the numerous projects he executed including Akanu Ibiam International Airport and the 2nd Niger Bridge.
In a statement by his media consultant, Mr Oliver Okpala, Eze maintained that the establishment of those projects had endeared Buhari in the hearts of Ndigbo, adding that the people of the area owed him eternal gratitude.
He added that the President had shown exceptional love to the people of area with the creation of Zonal Police Headquarters( zone 13) at Ukpo Dunukofia in Anambra State.
The statement read in part,”President Mohammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police have demonstrated uncommon goodwill towards the people of the South-East geopolitical zone and should now be rest assured of our unalloyed support and loyalty.
“The president has continued to endear himself in the hearts of Igbo through the massive provision of economic and infrastructural facilities to the zone.
“The modernisation and uplifting of the Akanu Ibiam airport to an international standard with modern runway and facilities that can compete favourably with any airport in any part of the world, is another step worthy of commendation.
“The concern of the South East zone in terms of security, protection of lives and property has been tackled head on by the President
“Citing a new police zonal headquarters as zone 13 at Ukpo, Dunukofia, in the Awka capital Territory of Anambra State is a feat that has shown clearly that the President is man of the moment for the Igbo and the entire South-East.
“This demonstration of good faith by the president which includes the appointment of notable Igbo sons and daughters into top positions in government are so legendary in the annals of the history of the Igbo race”