Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has faulted the claim in some quarters that Igbo people were being marginalized under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ngige stated this while speaking to journalists in Awka, Anambra State on the allegations of marginalisation of the Igbos by the APC-led government.
He asked his kinsmen to shun sentiments and expand their political horizons by thinking positively and support President Buhari’s second term bid.
According to him, the trouble with the Igbos was that they were always self-effacing; adding that everything shared in Buhari government was equally distributed among Nigerians.
He said, “There’s nothing that is being shared by the Buhari government that is not equitably done. Buhari has five flagship projects; Lagos-Ibadan to Ilorin Mambila Power Plants; Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Highway; Second Niger Bridge and East West roads.
“You can see how it was shared. So, how are you (Igbo) left out, why are you crying marginalisation, why are you crying wolf when there is none and it is this mentality that I’m telling you people that you have to come out from.
“So, all I’m saying in effect is that you (Igbo) must do political engineering; that’s the Igbo of the South-East and the step to take forward is to support a Buhari presidency for 2019/2023 and vote for it with all their strengths.
“By so doing, they will not be left out in the power-sharing that will come thereafter like was done at this period.”[?]