The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has commended the Federal Government for listing the 2nd Niger Bridge and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as priority projects under the projects to be executed by the Ministry of Works, Power and Housing in the 2016 budget.
In a statement by Muhammad Labbo and Cassidy Madueke, Coordinator and Secretary respectively, BMSG stated that by the singular gesture, it is obvious that the Federal Government means well for all sections of the country, especially the South East where infrastructure deficit is most worrisome. It also demonstrates President Buhari’s commitment towards ensuring that the South East zone feels the impact of the “change” he promised Nigerians.
Consequently, BMSG called on Biafran agitators to give peace a chance in order for the expected development to take place in the region. It is only in an atmosphere of peace that the much-needed infrastructure development can be realised, it added.
It pointed out that the Federal Government’s decision to restart the construction of the 2nd Niger Bridge and Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is praiseworthy considering their socio-economic impact to the nation’s economy.
The group recalled that for many years, the two key infrastructure projects have been neglected to the point where they became the focal point of protests and agitation and indeed death trap to the citizens.
It also commended President Buhari’s commitment and support to the military in the ongoing war against insurgency in the north east of Nigeria, saying the president deserves commendation on the military’s recent successes on the war against insurgency particularly on the destruction of camps and cells of the dreaded sect in Sambisa forest.
The BMSG commended the military for these feats and also showered praises on the military’s resolve to meet the president’s December deadline on the defeat of the insurgents.
According to the group: “Within the last three months, the Military have successfully degraded the insurgent group, who today have no place in Nigeria and their hoisted flags brought down”, noting that on the advice of the president, the military have stepped up their game in its bid to defeat the insurgents with high level success recorded so far.
It acknowledged that the recent successes of the military in its onslaught against the Boko Haram sect are a direct impact of the president’s painstaking decisions to restructure the leadership of the military and to galvanise both regional and international support against the dreaded sect who have maimed and rendered thousands of Nigerians homeless particularly in the north eastern part of the country.
According to the group, “Since President Buhari took over power, he has given unprecedented support to the Nigerian military and this has, in great measure, improved the morale of our soldiers”.