2016 Budget: South-East Senators Bemoan Allocation to Region

OrderPaperToday Some Senators from the South-east geo-political zone of the country have bemoaned what they described as paltry and unfair allocation to infrastructure development of the area.

Senators Sam Anyanwu (PDP, Imo State) and Gilbert Nnaji (PDP, Enugu State) both told journalists in Abuja weekend that the All Progressives Congress (APC) – led administration of the federal government has not been just in resource allocation especially with respect to road projects as far as the South-east zone is concerned.

According to Anyanwu it was unjustifiable to allocate over N88billion on roads to some regions whilst the South-east which he described as a fulcrum of development gets as “little as N2.9bn.”

He said senators from the South-east have always supported development calls in other areas including the North-east which has been ravaged by Boko Haram and expressed hope that lawmakers from other parts of the country will also support the quest of the Igbo-speaking areas for even and equitable development.

Sen. Anyanwu noted that it would be wrong for the zone to be targeted and punished for voting en masse for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, stressing that the Igbos believe in and contribute towards the unity of Nigeria.

On his part, Sen. Nnaji bemoaned the allocation of just over N1billion to the construction of Enugu – Port-Harcourt road in the 2016 budget, saying such development does not inspire confidence in the quest for unity in the country.

According to him, “what they are doing to the people of the South-east is regrettable and unfair.”

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  1. The systemic maginalization of the Southeast region has been on since the end of the civil war.All forms of subtle tactics; fiscal,political & psychological have been deployed to keep the region perpetually underdeveloped by successive govt.At no time has it been more pronounced than in this administration.The Southeasterners should not waste time bemoaning their fate.To end this political & economic misrule,they must boldly confront this monster by joining forces together to speak with one voice & purpose,transforming themselves into a stonger political block to be reckoned with in the conception & implementation of govt.policies.This is a duty we owe ourselves & posterity if we must remain relavant in Nigeria.

  2. It is terrible SE is still being seen as a conquered territory . here in lies the ignorance in PMB questions on the last presidential media charts. . the guilty is asking who is marginalising the SE . the guilty has answers FGN

  3. Is time to sack APC in IMO state, is time to draft and sponsor bill on true federalism. I suggests let all senators from SS, SE

  4. did u vote for him , so y complaining . u have no rite to say anytyn cos u have always bin against him from his campaign, leave d man let him do his job nd go. u never voted for him nd u want d best for urself.

    • So because they didn’t vote for him has now reduced their right as Nigerians??? Using sentiment to govern, believe me may turn out to be an act of war.

    • dont mind dose ibos jare, we re all invovled in d budgetary allocation bt dey expects nd want d best dan any other region. too self centered

    • I want you to check the revenue generation of this country and see those that contribute more,#if you don’t want to develop the region,dont take revenue from the region,period.

    • Taofeek Bolanle na wa for you oooo. Just listen to yourself.
      You know what, be careful with what you say today. Because the table may turn out to be against you tomorrow. Then you may understand how there feel. You tap so much from this regions and yet you marginalise this much. Am yet to understand why people feel so insecure around the ibos.

    • Bunch of idiots, you fools frm southwest. Which revenue frm your zone. Pig. All the ten state frm the east highest revenue cometh frm that zone.

    • yea percious , am nt against ibos bt dont like der mode of politics, dey judge tins based on sentiment, am nt a politician , wat do nigeria get from ibos pls tell mi.

    • dont count southsouth with east ok, dey never supported ur view , we re idiots accepted bt u learn from Southwest, its until u define ur prblm , den u know wat caused t nd way to solve ur prblm.

    • u people der get d highest revenue bt to us here we generate money thru IGR nd we living fyn , my bro nd sis, lets emulate peace nd go for the rite tin rather dan raising abusive words against each other.

    • So all nigerians should have voted for Buhari? Is that what the nigerian constitution says? U re not sensible at all,Taofeek.

    • Guys let’s see be civil please. Let’s express our opinions without disrespecting the other person. We are still same Nigerians remember…..

    • @bolanle you are asking what nigeria is gaining from the Ibos, so you are not awear that Imo and Abia states is among the oil producing states called Niger Delta? And you don’t know also that the revenue that suppose to come in to these same Niger Delta region is being diverted to the west, by not allowing the international vesels to come in directly to our more than four (4) seaports which you are claiming now, at any time all of those things will come to an end….am from Rivers State don’t say what you don’t know..

  5. @ Taofeek Bolanle you are a fool by saying that ,what do you know about democracy ‘what i really know is that Buhari is a sokoto cow sambisa goat first class illiterate ‘ among all ,he is not of help to Nigeria

    • Yet he ruled your entire tribe, a feat none of your ascendants never achieved and none of your descedants will ever achieve. Because you have no respect to elders, you ‘ll never grow old to become one yourself.

  6. mr franklin , u re also a fool for saying dat, i know u people to be insulting nd mannerless, from d onset, u have never bin in support of d ruling party, u criticize evry act made by dem , for how long will u continue having ds mindset. u called jim a sokoto cow bah, who is d fowl between him nd ur people agitating for Biafra, u better have a gud mind nd support d government for better growth nd development nt bin partisan in ur words

    • am nt a tribalist bro, ibos re d main tribalist. u never care to know d truth . u ask mi a question nd i reply u, tell mi urs nt insult

    • let mi tell u, i served in ur land nd knows d fact nd figures of ur generating revenue yearly, u should have just said due to corrupt leaders nd bad leadership affects d economy nd development, u hearby criticize one tribe or the other

    • Yes we agitate for Biafra,and so what? We are selfish!So whats the big deal? Who doesn’t want his region progressive? The Yorubas? Oh please give me a break! Which region hav only 5 states with the least allocations? spill the ans if u dare! One Nigeria right? Two regions making up a team to impoverish the others under a political platform! Yet u wobble n waggle 1 Nigeria. Don’t think u are killing the IBOS.We only get stronger.Thats the point.

    • Because they are agitating for Biafra that’s why the allocation should be one sided. This is why they are agitating foe fairness foe Nigeria to be one.

  7. Please note dat u can’t work for Oceanic bank &expect fat salary 4rm Zenith bank, neither can U mount hi.TV dish &expect clear signal 4rm DSTV.
    Ur senators should 1st liaise wt INEC 4d 2015 general elections result sheets b4 they stay bemoaning &wailing.
    “ACTIONS &REACTIONS should always be equal and opposite… Cos Babaa God Himself in His Majesty did not operate an egalitarian government. U either bliv Him &go 2 heaven or u think otherwise &go straight to hell.”

    • But Jonathan still got reasonable votes from south west .so in your myopic analysis those that did not vote gor pmb in the south west should not be allowed to enjoy all these packages fashola and group packed for southwest.we are talking of father nature here .look at Jonathan even when North west didn’t vote for but he still all his years to develop the place and did absolutely nothing for the so called south east and south south.

  8. @ Taofeek Bolanle u jx portrayed yourslf for what u really r,a very myopic and retrogressive fool,do u know what democracy is?,r u implying that Pmb is only d President of those who voted him?,r u not schooled enough 2 know that when things r routinely done,and it produces negetive effects then another strategy shld b employed for results,d SE have been complaining of marginalization for years and that is d cause of all this agitations,yet bcos of your shallow party affiliations u dnt think some of their problems shld b addressed?,do u think d SW is half as ingenious or as intelligent as d SE?,Nigeria wld have developed better by now if d millions of ingenious human resources in d SE r properly harnessed,we r doing Nigeria more harm than good when we vilify and victimize them.

  9. @ Taofeek Bolanle u jx portrayed yourslf for what u really r,a very myopic and retrogressive fool,do u know what democracy is?,r u implying that Pmb is only d President of those who voted him?,r u not schooled enough 2 know that when things r routinely done,and it produces negetive effects then another strategy shld b employed for results,d SE have been complaining of marginalization for years and that is d cause of all this agitations,yet bcos of your shallow party affiliations u dnt think some of their problems shld b addressed?,do u think d SW is half as ingenious or as intelligent as d SE?,Nigeria wld have developed better by now if d millions of ingenious human resources in d SE r properly harnessed,we r doing Nigeria more harm than good when we vilify and victimize them.

  10. @ Taofeek Bolanle u jx portrayed yourslf for what u really r,a very myopic and retrogressive fool,do u know what democracy is?,r u implying that Pmb is only d President of those who voted him?,r u not schooled enough 2 know that when things r routinely done,and it produces negetive effects then another strategy shld b employed for results,d SE have been complaining of marginalization for years and that is d cause of all this agitations,yet bcos of your shallow party affiliations u dnt think some of their problems shld b addressed?,do u think d SW is half as ingenious or as intelligent as d SE?,Nigeria wld have developed better by now if d millions of ingenious human resources in d SE r properly harnessed,we r doing Nigeria more harm than good when we vilify and victimize them.

  11. @ Taofeek Bolanle u jx portrayed yourslf for what u really r,a very myopic and retrogressive fool,do u know what democracy is?,r u implying that Pmb is only d President of those who voted him?,r u not schooled enough 2 know that when things r routinely done,and it produces negetive effects then another strategy shld b employed for results,d SE have been complaining of marginalization for years and that is d cause of all this agitations,yet bcos of your shallow party affiliations u dnt think some of their problems shld b addressed?,do u think d SW is half as ingenious or as intelligent as d SE?,Nigeria wld have developed better by now if d millions of ingenious human resources in d SE r properly harnessed,we r doing Nigeria more harm than good when we vilify and victimize them.

  12. And bliv u label me a western cow or a tribalist, please rewind ur sense of reasoning back to 1999. Wen the Yorubas failed to support Obasanjo but opted for Falae, they were significantly marginalized by their own son.
    Fast forward to 2003 wen Lagos &Tinubu failed to go the way of the ruling party, the state allocation was withheld for 8years.
    Yet, Buhari ignored ur myopic sentimentality and adorn ur sons &daughters wt juicy post, supposedly allocate few not nothing 2u guys &u’re still wailing.
    MY ADVICE IS THAT YOU FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND GO… B I A F R A!!!

  13. Pls can any one give us the allocation figures made to the north east region in the previous administration of 2014 budget?

  14. It is unfortunate that we are where we find ourselves today. The SE have suffered so much in Nigeria but I am sure that one day..if not now certainly later..all these will be over.

  15. Igbos complain about almost everything. An igbo was not appointed as an aide to the president, igbo was not given juicy post, igbo was not taken to foreign trips, igbo was not made senate president or speaker H/R, now igbos were not allocated the larger percentage of the budget. Igbos are too selfish. They want everything from nigeria and they are not ready to give anything in return. They want to benefits, yet they do not want to make sacrifice. They want to be relevant, yet they do not want to join hands with others. They want to rule nigeria, yet they hate the country. How can we trust the igbos?

    • Parasite, until they sacrifice your father thats when you believe they has made huge sacrifices, are you not aware that Anambara, Abia and Imo are oil bearing States which give FG 90% of her foreign earns? Myopic Idiot, are you not ashamed that you contributed nothing and wants to take everything?

    • Imagine this fool talking about contribution of indigbo towards de development of nigeria. Who develop kanu, lagos and all de segments of nigeria

  16. Ibrahim who are those that are known for loothing public funds if not the northern region but still you claim to be a sacred cow, you people has no single sense of shame

  17. @Ibrahim, let the truth be told; they are the most marginalized Region in Nigeria. it is very unfortunate that nepotism and greed still strive in Nigeria.

  18. The budgetry allocation is it region by region, what are u trying to say. Where did senators bemoan the budget, at the floor of the senate or their house or on the facebook.

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  20. Any way it is very normal because even we all voted for Jonathon and are being punished for still voting for this time and moreso when our son was the Secretary to the federal government and all vital and sensitive position what did they attract to south east as capital projects and all that.so if they refused to do that then why are blaming pmb.in any case there was no new budget prepared as all they did was to update the template and photocopy the previous budgets and erase some figures and add their own figures.so if your brothers that were there before had left a southeast favourable template that would have been followed and south east would have benefited.

  21. @Senator Sam Anyanwu, and Senator Gilbert Nnaji that is one of the disadvantages of agitation of Biafra, you don’t expect nigeria to waste there money for the develop of state that fighting for the separation of Nigeria instead of the unity of the country period.

    • Its very unfortunate dat ur seeing things dey way u c it. Its ur legitimate right to make informed decision, but pls i pray u never feel sad if n wen any tribe in Kogi is marginalizing u or u feel comfortable in ur pipuls way of development

  22. The more u persecute them d more they succeed.no tribe wil.b president forever.let d SE team up n build our.land to d envy of sycophants

  23. The the good pple with conscience can see what Igbos are receiving in Nigeria. Biafra is only way out so they Yorubas can have Nigeria and dominate it.

  24. this development should serve as an eye opener to the south east senators and reps,we must all join ipob,shun greed and support the restoration of biafra, buhari should stop extracting se oil and other minerals since he is allergic to the regions development.voting is by descision not by dictation.

  25. The margin is too wide. The best roads are in the North. I hope the president will listen to the South Easterners and adjust that figure.

  26. It is a great evil when men who determine the destiny of the earth deceive themselves concerning what is possible. .. Their obstinacy or,if you will,their genius lends a temporary success to their endeavors. But since these come into conflict with the plans,the interest, the entire moral existence of their contemporaries, forces of opposition turn against them.After a certain time, which for their victims is very long but in the historical view very short, nothing remains of all their enterprises but the crimes they have committed and the suffering they have caused – Benjamin Constant.I needed to quot that memorable words from Mr Constant concerning Hitler and his Hench men. President Buhari is towing a path that history will write his epitaph with wrong biro if the issues raised here are true.We may not change his mind but we can persuade him to remember that he is now President of Nigeria. The Igbo may be crying now but history will not forget this extension of ” Kill them before they grow budget”.It is well.

  27. Igbos ve virtually developed all de segment of nigeria, yet they r nt being regarded and respected, why? We made kanu how it is today, we make logos how it is today, true or false?

  28. Let’s just separate and stop pretending to be one… Let everyone face his/her region and resources… Some are benefitting more than the others especially Past and present Presidents, Senators and governors who do nothing/less to improve Nigeria but enjoy freely and travel all around the world while in office…

  29. This government of PMB is not really portraying unity and equity.For Gods sake how can they allocate only 2.1 billion for south east road ie.Enugu – Portharcourt road.Is this the only road we have in south east?.Rev. Mbaka should speak for us now.This is pure wickedness by the hausa people.Buhari should change for good to avoid marginalization of the Igbos.We need a government that is devoid of political bigotry and ethnic jingoism,so that our good actions will speak more for us.

  30. For me Nigeria is one and thier should be equity the south east also deserve good roads espcially the east west road ‘second niger bridge etc the politician or indegenes of south east should stop sentiment politics and always demand thier right irespective of who is in power .during the 16 years of pdp that all kept quite.

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