Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Presidency reacts to South East's allegations of being marginalised by Buhari

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Nicole Thomas | 15 November, 2017, 10:16

Despite the threats by the Indigenous People of Biafra not to set foot in the South-east, President Muhammadu Buhari has just left Enugu for Ebonyi state.

The president was received by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu state, Rochas Okorocha governor of Imo state, Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi as well as Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour.

The president was later conferred with a chieftaincy title of Ezienyi Oma (Good Friend) of Ebonyi state.

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the people of South-East geo-political zone that the Federal Government would ensure the rehabilitation of federal roads in the region in 2018.

"When I met with the leaders of the South East, in Abuja, last month, they raised several issues of concern including the state of the roads and infrastructure in the region".

The president is expected to head to Ebonyi from the airport.

Buhari's next stop in the tour is Ebonyi state.

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He was welcomed by four governors and some traditional rulers.

The president also unveiled the statue of Sir Akanu Ibiam, a 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'".

"We want to thank you for your assistance in areas of agriculture, harnessing of mineral resources among other areas of the state's development".

"I wish to congratulate Mr. President for this honour of visiting the state".

"And today, sir you are with us".

However, many journalists were barred from entering the Exco Chambers where the president addressed the stakeholders of the state except for about three who later made the voice clips available to their colleagues.

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