Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Monday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to redeem his promises during the campaign period.
He said this while speaking at a town hall meeting organised by the Federal Ministry of Information in Enugu on Monday.
Ugwuanyi said the appeal had become imperative following the epileptic power supply in the country.
He also appealed to the Federal Government to make substantial investment in the Ugwuoba Gas Field in Oji River local government.
“I recall the president’s campaign promise to revive the coal mines in Enugu and utilise it to generate electricity.
“Coal is a major energy source in some countries of the world and we have it in abundance in the state. If this is done it will directly or indirectly create job opportunities for millions of Nigerians,” he said.
“Of very critical importance to us is the Ada Rice Farm in Uzo Uwani local government. The project has the capacity for low gravity irrigation and has the potential of expansion to cover 10,000 hectares.
“Unfortunately, only 1,200 hectares of irrigable land have been fully developed. The Federal Government started the rehabilitation of the entire project in 2007. Sadly, progress in this regard has stalled,” he said.
“While we commend the Federal Government for providing the bailout funds, we do humbly appeal for the release of more resources to the states to enable them to discharge their ever increasing responsibilities.
“We request the Federal Government’s intervention in the rehabilitation of all federal roads linking the South East states which are in deplorable condition.”