President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday pledged to be fair and ensure equity in making federal appointments.
Buhari said this as a delegation of elders and leaders from Akwa Ibom State visited him at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.
Buhari has been on fire recently for his appointments which many described as a ploy to favor the northern part of the country.
He also said the construction of section 5 of the East-West road from Oron (Akwa Ibom) to Calabar (Cross Rivers) would be funded under the forum on China-Africa cooperation has been approved.
According to him “to complete the Cross River, Akwa Ibom Abia axis of the road I have directed the Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing as well as the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to provide in the 2019 budget the dualisation of Ikot-Ekpene – Aba axis of the federal highway covering the three states.
“Please recall also that railway projects also cover your state as well as other South – South and South East states of the country.
“I also wish to inform that the construction of section 5 of the East West road, Oron – Calabar (Cross River state) a major priority project to be funded under the forum on China – Africa Cooperation, arrangement with Chinese government, has received approval.”
In addition, he said: “I have taken note of your appreciation of the appointments into the federal service from your state and let me assure you that I shall continue to be fair and equitable in federal appointments to all states of the country.’’