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Aba Power Plant will be delivered on schedule, Jonathan assures

By The Citizen
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President Goodluck Jonathan hasĀ  assured Ndigbo, on the Aba Power Plants Project, saying that the rule of law and the agreements entered into will be respected.

He gave the assurance when the Professor Anya O. Anya led Ndigbo Lagos, paid him a visit in his office.

The Group had expressed fears on theĀ  modifications to the plan for the Aba Power Project in terms of the agreements which has changed, stressing that 10 months to the completion of the project that would not be good.

But President Jonathan assured them that there will be no modifications to the project.

Fielding questions from State House correspondents on the purpose of the meeting, Prof. Anya said, “First, we had concerns over Aba Power Projects. I must say that it had been a very good meeting with Mr. President. He and his legal team sorted out what the concerns were. We had his assurance that not only the rule of law, but the agreements entered into will be respected.

“We also discussed other issues regarding the development of the South East and indeed the whole of the South East, South South corridor up to Maiduguri.

“We talked about railways, we talked about the scandalous state of roads, we talked about the issue of power, it was a good meeting.

“On the issue of power, we wanted to be sure that no modifications to the plan for the Aba Power Project in terms of the agreements which has changed.

“In the next 10 months, the project will be ready. So when you start tampering with a project that is almost finished, you might perhaps be saying nothing will happen. We don't want that to happen. Not in the area of power. Mr. President has assured us on this. We are quite satisfied.

“If Nigerians got to know the responsiveness of Mr. President to issues like this, maybe people will recognise that perhaps a lot is being done because I must confess that some of the things we were told were ongoing, we did not know they were there.

“There is need for a lot more flow of information between we, the governed and those who govern us”.

Asked if they were political demands, Anya said, “We are not politicians, so political request won't be our priority”.