President Muhammadu Buhari Has Arrived Ebonyi State

Carla Harmon
November 15, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has bagged two chieftaincy titles in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, as part of his two-day working visit to the state.

The president came on a visit to Ebonyi State following the invitation by the Ebonyi State Governor, Engr.

The helicopter landed at the Army Barracks, Nkwagu in Abakaliki and he was received by the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, his deputy Eric Kelechi Igwe and the Minister of Solid Minerals, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu.

This is the president's first visit to the region since his election in 2015.

"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. Our 2018 budget included many strategic projects for the region in the area of road, power, agriculture and social services" the president pledged.

"We are collaborating with the Chinese government to deliver these projects, and have taken very seriously our counterpart funding obligations".

Buhari noted that his visit to Ebonyi was an affirmation of his government's commitment to achieve a united Nigeria for the benefit of all citizens. I am also grateful to the traditional rulers of Ebonyi State for the honour bestowed on me with the traditional title of Enyi Oha 1.

The president also attended the unveiling of the statue of one of the founding fathers of Nigeria Akanu Ibiam. I thank you all. I thank you for this honour and kind gesture.

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