- President Muhammadu Buhari says no part of Nigeria will be left unattended to during his watch
- Buhari says his experience in the military afforded him an opportunity to work with Nigerians
- The king of Ugep laments the way Nigeria is losing its young ones to conflicts
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday, October 9, met with some traditional rulers in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria and promised them that no part of the country would be ignored under his watch.
A statement by Femi Adesina, his media aide, said President Buhari gave the assurance when he received a delegation of Ugep Kingdom, Cross River state, led by Obol Ofem Ubana, Obol Lopon of Ugep, a retired Army officer.
The statement said 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 rulers) has 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.”
The traditional ruler has earlier thanked the president for appointing Yakuur sons into exalted positions in government, including as the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), the minister of Niger Delta and the special assistant 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.
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“As Obolo Lopon of Ugep, I am ready to partner with relevant government agencies saddled with the responsibility and management of communal conflict resolutions.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari requested a National Assembly resolution to raise $2.78 billion from the International Capital Market for part-funding of the 2018 budget.
Buhari’s request came in a letter dated July 23, and read by President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at plenary on Tuesday, October 9.
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