The leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State Of Biafra has lambasted the Federal Government for its resolution to cancel the reconstruction of the eastern railway project.
MASSOB in a statement in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Friday issued by its leader, Uchenna Madu, accused the FG of deliberately marginalising the people of the South-East region in infrastructural development.
The separatist group said that the FG had continued to use funds realised from oil deposits from the South-East region to develop northern states to the detriment of the Igbo people.
MASSOB also rejected a report by the FG that the China Civil Engineering and Construction Company workers were incessantly harassed by youths in Abia State.
The group said that the Chinese construction company had not started their work in Abia State.
The statement read, “The leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has disagreed and lambasted the Nigeria Federal Government on their resolution to cancel the reconstruction of the eastern railway project with an excuse of no money to fund the project.
“President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government is not ashamed of the impunities they have committed and are still committing through various sectors of his corrupt administration.
“Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government speedily and rigorously developed the core northern states, built and promoted modern railway transportation across northern states and Lagos State including constructing a highway with money from crude oils from southeastern states.
“They showcased their hypocritical tendencies against the easter region with reckless abandon. It is total hypocritical and unacceptable that there is no money to fund the Eastern Railway project.
“MASSOB also disagreeS and reject the report by the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government that the China Civil Engineering and Construction Company workers are incessantly harassed by youths in Abia State.
“This Chinese construction company has not started their work in Abia State, even their staffs are not in Abia State.”
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