By Francis Igata
ENUGU—Vice President, Professor, Yemi Osinbajo, weekend, insisted that the worst problem plaguing people of the South-East geopolitical zone, was the failed road networks, saying the situation required urgent Federal Government attention.
Prof. Osinbajo noted that despite government financial constraints at the moment, there was need to improve on the roads in the region where commerce was the mainstay of the people.
While fielding questions from journalists in Enugu, where he attended a wedding at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Anglican Communion, the Vice President disclosed that he had discussed the issue with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, noting that the problem was not unknown to the Federal Government.
According to him: “One problem that the people of the South-East have is roads. You know what our financial constraints are, and there is a need for improvement on roads where there is a lot of commerce and movement of people. There is need to raise the value of naira by discouraging importation of some items so that the economy will improve.”
In a homily at the church, Arch. Bishop of the Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, His Grace, Emmanuel Chukwuma, appealed to the Federal Government to create employment for the teeming unemployed youths in the country,wallowing in poverty.