- President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians that all parts of the country will feel the impact of his administration
- The president said he has had the opportunity of working with a lot of Nigerians
- President Buhari said this when he received a delegation of Ugep Kingdom
President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that no part of the country will be ignored under his administration.
According to a statement signed by Femi Adesina on Tuesday, October 9, the president said this when he received a delegation of Ugep Kingdom, Cross River State.
The president also said his experience in the military has allowed him the opportunity to work with Nigerians from different parts of the country.
Read the statement below:
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said no part of Nigeria will be ignored under his watch. President Buhari gave the assurance when he received a delegation of Ugep Kingdom, Cross River state, led by His Royal Highness, Obol Ofem Ubana, Obol Lopon of Ugep, a retired Army officer.
The president was responding to a request by the royal father for the Federal Government to intervene and resolve inter-ethnic conflicts, affecting several communities namely Nko, Nyima, Oyadama, Edibe, Usumtong, Adadama and Ekureku.
Responding, President Buhari told the delegation: "I assure you that under my watch, no part of Nigeria will be ignored. I am very pleased that you [the traditional ruler] have shared some professional background as a former military officer. My experience of being in the military afforded me the opportunity to work with all Nigerians and this is a lifetime experience."
Earlier in his remarks, the traditional ruler thanked the president for appointing Yakuur sons into exalted positions in government, including Chief of Naval Staff, Minister of Niger Delta and Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution. He pledged the support of his community to the president’s "quest to rescue Nigeria."
On restiveness in the region, the Obol Lopon said: "We are increasingly losing our youths to inter-tribal wars which if nothing is done will leave our communities without youths in the near future. As Obolo Lopon of Ugep, I am ready to partner with relevant government agencies saddled with the responsibility and management of communal conflict resolutions."
Meanwhile, the Adamawa state government has declared its loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari as a candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 presidential election, while refusing to back former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who emerged as the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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The state commissioner for information and strategy, Sajoh Ahmed, at a briefing, on Monday, October 8, said President Buhari had done enough for Adamawa since he became president, to make the people prefer him to other candidates.
The commissioner, who did not mention Atiku’s name in his initial address, noted that an Adamawa politician, winning the presidential ticket of a major opposition party was a major is a factor,
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