he Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, on National Assembly (Senate) Senator Ita Enang, has assured Nigerians that no state of the Federation would be shortchange under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Enang said this in his address at the 2017 Ididep Day Celebration held in his country home Ididep in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area, in Akwa Ibom over the weekend.
He assured that President Buhari believes in one Nigeria and would not do anything against the cooperate existence of one indivisible nation.
“President Muhammadu Buhari believes in one Federal Republic of Nigeria. He does not believe that any local government and state should suffer.
“The Federal Government ensures that funds are adequately appropriated to all accordingly. Funds that suppose to go to State Government are equally given.
“Therefore under the leadership of President Buhari, no state will be cheated,” Enang said.
Enang, however, urged Akwa Ibom people to continue to give their unflinching support to the present federal government, maintaining that the state has fared very well under President Buhari.
He informed the people that the Federal Government has approved the construction of Aba-Ekparakwa-Ette-Ikot Abasi road in the 2018 budget to ease the transportation challenges in the state.
He assured the Akwa Ibom people that rehabilitation and construction of Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene highway had also been captured and would be completed in this year’s budget.
Senator Enang urged his community people to embrace peace and togetherness, irrespective of their political affiliations to bring development and progress to the area.
Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Environment, Dr Iniobong Essien, said that rebuilding the community was a collective effort.
Essien urged the people to put political differences behind them while seeking for the progress of Ididep community, saying: “Political parties will come and go but Ididep community will remain. ”
He warned the youth against vandalism of government infrastructure in the area, stressing that with the lean financial resources, government would not replace infrastructure destroyed by vandals.
The 2017 Ididep Day celebration was organised by Mboho Nkaiso Ididep to honour deserving indigenes, create unity and enhance the development of the community.