MasterwebNews 5/11/15: Groups Submit Igbo Charter of Demand To President Buhari

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Two groups, the Igbo Information Network and the World Igbo leadership, Education and Cultural Council, WILECC  have submitted an Igbo Charter of Demand to President Muhammadu Buhari.



The leader of the two groups Hon Chuks Ibegbu stated this in a press conference at Enugu recently. They called on President Buhari to critically peruse the demands and implement them.



The charter is divided into  ECONOMIC CHARTER, INFRASTRUCTURAL CHARTER, EDUCATIONAL CHARTER , GEO-POLITICAL CHARTER AND GENERAL CHARTER.



ECONOMIC CHARTER; 



1 Siting federal industries in the South East to provide employment to teeming Igbo Youths
2  Building dry docks at Aba and Nsukka in Abia and Enugu state respectively
3  Making  Onitsha inland port functional and building inland ports at Oguta in Imo state
4  Buildiing a petro-chemical industry at Ukwa  in Abia state
5  Building a steel rolling mill at Onitsha in Anambra state
6   Rebuilding Onitsha , Aba and Nnewi , the commercial towns in the East
7   Oji River power station revived
8   Enugu coal mines revived
9   More power stations sited in the East
10  Imo River dredged to the Atlantic with inland ports sited at Azumini and Akwete
 


INFRASTRUCTURAL CHARTER


1 Reconstructing the Enugu- PortHacourt Highway
2 Enugu -Onitsha Highway
3 Okigwe -Akokwa -Uga Highway
4 Umuahia -Ikot-Ekpene Highway
5 Aba -Ikot-Ekpene Highway
6 Aba -Owerri Highway
7 Umuahia-Owerri Highway
8  Obehie -to Akwa-Ibom Highway
9  Umuahia-Arochukwu Highway
10 Enugu-Makurdi and Enugu -Lokoja Highway be dualised and reconstructed.
11. Second Niger bridge to be a  priority
12  Enugu International Airport to be properly functional
13  East -West rail line embarked on while existing Port-Harcout to Maidugri and Port-Harcout to Kaura Namoda line made functional.



EDUCATIONAL CHARTER


1 Proper funding of schools in the South East
2 Reversing the downgrading of the Alvan Ikoku College of Education to a University of Education.
3 Converting Abia Polytechnic to a Federal Polytechnic
4  Building federal vocational education centres in the South East.




GEO-POLITICAL CHARTER


1 Implementing the Resolutions of the National Confab especially as it concerns state creation to the South East.
2. More relevant political appointments to the South East
3 Ensuring geo-political equity in the polity



GENERAL CHARTER


Dialogue with MASSOB, IPOB AND RADIO BIARA ACTIVITST  with a view to ameliorating their activities. The groups are non-violent so the government should use diplomacy and Dialogue rather than brute force to attenuate them.



This is the summary of the  IGBO CHARTER OF DEMAND TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI as submitted by THE IGBO INFORMATION NETWORK AND THE WORLD IGBO LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION AND CULTURAL COUNCIL.


EZINNE COLBERT

NATIONAL PUBLICITY SECRETARY
IGBO INFORMATION NETWORK
08056741425
 
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari
 
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