The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said on Sunday the Federal Government would ensure equity in the distribution of projects.
According to a statement issued in Abuja by the ministry’s spokesman, Abdulganiyu Aminu, the minister stated this while inaugurating a flood and erosion control works project at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
He said: “The Federal Government will be guided by justice, equity and fair play in the distribution of projects across the country.
“No part of the country will suffer neglect due to geographical location or political consideration under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.”
Onu said the danger to lives and properties associated with erosion and persistent flooding would be reduced by the project.
The minister said the project was one of the 11 federal government’s ecological intervention projects for the third quarter of 2018.
He appealed to the university and benefitting communities to avoid indiscriminate dumping of refuse in drainage channels and challenged them to own and maintain the project toward sustainability. (NAN)