President Bola Tinubu has expressed the federal government’s unwavering commitment to utilizing available resources in the pursuit of peace in the South-East geopolitical zone of the country.
Speaking on Friday during the unveiling ceremony of the Peace in South-East Project (PISE-P) and the Thanksgiving Service/Homecoming event in honor of Deputy Speaker Chief Benjamin Kalu, Tinubu emphasized the government’s determination to address the complex socio-economic challenges and security threats in the South-East.
The noteworthy occasion unfolded at the Sports Arena of Bende Local Government Area, drawing significant attendance from various quarters.
The Peace in South-East Project (PISE-P), spearheaded by Deputy Speaker Benjamin Kalu, is a comprehensive five-year initiative designed to confront and tackle the intricate socio-economic challenges and security threats prevalent in the South-East region.
The president, who was represented by the Vice President, Kashim Shettima, described the zone as “an industrial hub, which plays a vital role in boosting the nation’s economic development”.
He expressed the concern of the Federal Government over the extensive economic devastation inflicted on the region by non-state actors.
According to the President, the Federal Government would not allow any sinister operations by economic saboteurs, “who masquerade as advocates of Ndigbo, to continue in the region.
“We know that the South-East has weathered too many storms but the current economic stagnation has shaken the foundation of the region.
“We are not going to sit back and watch the fire go beyond what we can handle.
“We are here to extinguish the fire permanently,” He said.