Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Buhari live in Igbo land, vows to fulfill promises

By Ismaila Chafe on 14/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 883

•President Buhari being honoured in Ebonyi on Tuesday
•President Buhari being honoured in Ebonyi on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people of South-East that his administration will ensure timely execution of roads, power and other projects in the region.

Addressing Ebonyi State Leaders of Thought and Traditional Rulers at a meeting in Government House, Abakiliki, Ebonyi, the President commended Ebonyi people for the warm reception accorded him during the state visit.

He said that his visit to the state was clear demonstration of his administration’s strong belief in the unity of Nigeria.

He added that “my presence here today is a demonstration of our strong belief in the unity of Nigeria.

“As the most populous country in Africa, with over 300 ethnic groups, our diversity is unique among nations.

“When I met with leaders from the South East last month in Abuja, they raised several issues of concern, including the state of the roads and infrastructure in the region. I want to assure you that we will deliver on our promises.

“Our 2018 budget includes many strategic projects for the region in the roads, power, agriculture and other sectors.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Buhari had earlier inaugurated the 14.5km Abakiliki-Afikpo Federal road constructed by the Ebonyi Government.

He also inaugurated the 700-metre dual flyover over the Trans-Sahara route, running from Enugu to Cameroon, and the Sen. Offia Nwali flyover, all in the state capital.

President Buhari also performed the foundation-stone laying ceremonies of Ebonyi City Mall, another flyover and road tunnel named after him.

He unveiled the statue of Sir Akanu Ibiam, former Governor of the old Eastern region, whom he described as “a great Nigerian, whose notable records of humanitarianism, advocacy of free primary education and rural development, will continue to be an inspiration to all.’’

President Buhari, who commended Gov. David Umahi for “his vision and commitment to the development of the state,” also thanked traditional rulers in the state, led by Eze Charles Mkpuna for conferring him with the chieftaincy title of Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi (Trustworthy friend of Ebonyi).

At another event with South East traditional rulers led by Eze Eberechi Dick, the President was conferred with the chieftaincy title of Ochioha Ndigbo (Leader of Igbo people).

Earlier, former Governor of the state, Chief Sam Egwu, on behalf of Ebonyi Elders, appealed for more federal presence in the state, particularly the conversion of College of Education Ikwo to Federal College of Education.

He also called for urgent intervention by Federal Government to curb intra-communal clashes, as well as cross-border disputes in the region. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 14/11/2017 7:40:23 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Mass sack of workers at Aero

Appeal Court gives students green light to sue...

Senate: Remove IGP Idris now, rights group tells...

Economy picking up after sluggish Q2: Osinbajo

INEC to review court judgements on nullified elections...

Christian or Muslim?: President Jonathan breaks fast as...

MTN CUSTOMERS REVOLT •Mega lawsuit coming

South Africa’s water crisis spreads

Beyond the brutalities of Police SARS

Rainstorm kills 5, injures Catholic Priest

30 Ugandan military officers held over alleged plot...

Ronaldo plots return to Manchester United

 

Latest News BREAKING NEWS: CBN revokes Skye Bank’s licence 2019: Igbo youths issue final warning to PDP over VP slot 9 accused of mafia connections refuse to speak in court Ambode gives deadline to fix Lagos roads Group demands investigation of ARM Pension Managers for withholding retirees’ pensions Osun Guber: Why 435,000 registered voters won’t vote — INEC I have not stepped down for Omisore — Adeleke Shock, disbelief, trail Gen. Bamigboye’s death Over 150 competitors, 20,000 people to attend skills festival in Abuja Cholera kills 61 in Yobe 1.1 million Nigerians currently on treatment for HIV — NACA DG 30 houses, shops razed in Niger tanker explosion

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,223 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,119 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,734 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,170 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,707 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,348 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,598 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,234 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,297 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,154 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,864 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,658 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,615) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (932) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,417) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,028) Opinion (1,109) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,672) Religion (869) Sports (1,697) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement