By Emma Elekwa, Onitsha
A group, Igbos For A Progressive Nigeria, IPAN, has called for a comprehensive investigation into the activities of those tasked with handling of various programmes of the federal government targeted at improving the lives of Nigerians, particularly those in the South East.
The group also urged the federal government to prosecute those found guilty of sabotaging such laudable programmes to serve as deterrent to other public servants.
In a statement on Friday issued by its President, Lawrence Onuzulike and National Secretary, Chijioke Nwankwo, the group said the call followed series of complaints from concerned and aggrieved Nigerians of exclusion from the programmes, even after meeting all the prerequisite requirements.
While commending President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration for working tirelessly towards the reduction poverty in the Nigeria through the creation of numerous social investment programs, the group regretted that people of the South East were being denied their fair share.