Posted by News Express | 12 November 2016 | 1,445 times
The Association of South East Town Unions (ASETU) has thrown its weight behind the anti-corruption war of the Muammadu Buhari administration.
“We completely and totally support the President in prosecuting the anti-corruption war, no matter who is involved,” executive members of ASETU said during a recent visit to State House, Abuja.
Led by the Chairman, Chief Emeka Diwe, the ASETU executive members, who represented the five states of the South East, said the greatest single virtue President Buhari possessed was “his personal integrity.” They counseled him to resist any temptation of discriminatory justice, “as that would repudiate his credibility, and that of his program.”
The delegation equally presented a shopping list on behalf of their region to Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, for onward passage to President Buhari:
“ASETU decries the state of federal roads in the South East geo-political zone, and hereby calls on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on these roads. We also appeal that prime projects in the South East be given attention for equity and fairness. Projects such as the second Niger Bridge, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Port Harcourt-Enugu Expressway, Aba-Ikot Ekpene Road, Owerri-Aba Highway, Enugu Coal Power Project, and Akanu Ibiam International Airport, are of utmost concern to the South Easterners.”
ASETU also pledged to continue spearheading grassroots development, and collate the aggregate opinions and feelings of the people, “as the unifying umbrella union of all town unions in the South East region.”
•State House Photo shows ASETU executive members in a group photograph with Presidential Spokesman Femi Adesina.