Buhari returns to Abuja after South-east visit

President Muhammadu Buhari (sitting) being confered with Enyi Oma 1 of Ebonyi by the Chairman, Ebonyi State Council of Tradtional Rulers, Eze Charles Mkpuma (l) during President's State visit to Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Tuesday (14/11/17) with them is Gov Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State (r) 06096/14/11/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN
President Muhammadu Buhari (sitting) being confered with Enyi Oma 1 of Ebonyi by the Chairman, Ebonyi State Council of Tradtional Rulers, Eze Charles Mkpuma (l) during President's State visit to Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Tuesday (14/11/17) with them is Gov Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State (r) 06096/14/11/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a two-day official visit to Ebonyi and Anambra in the South East region.

The president’s visit to the South-east was the first since the inception of the All Progressives Congress-led federal government in 2015.

Mr. Buhari, who commenced the visit on November 14 with a state visit to Ebonyi, assured the people of South-east that his administration would ensure timely execution of roads, power and other projects in the region.

He gave the assurance when he addressed Ebonyi State Leaders of Thought and Traditional Rulers at a meeting in Government House, Abakaliki.

The president, who was also hosted to a state dinner organised in his honour, commended Ebonyi people for the warm reception accorded him during the state visit.

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

Mr. Buhari inaugurated the 14.5km Abakiliki-Afikpo federal road constructed by the Ebonyi government and launched 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.

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

He unveiled the statue of 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 would continue to be an inspiration to all.’’

Mr. Buhari, who commended Governor 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 Eberechi Dick, the president was conferred with the chieftaincy title of Ochioha Ndigbo (Leader of Igbo people).

He was also in Akwa, capital of Anambra, in continuation of the two-day visit to the South East.

While in Awka, Mr. Buhari ordered the police to restore security to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra and called for massive support to Tony Nwoye, APC’s governorship candidate.

He called on the people of Anambra to vote Mr. Nwoye of APC in the November 18 election.

The president made the call in a short speech at the grand finale of the governorship rally held for the APC governorship candidate.

He said Anambra people would benefit much if they voted for APC.

(NAN)


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  • galaxy

    where are those useless, jobless boys following a coward by name Kanu with their empty threat?
    Buhari has come and gone, and nothing happened.

    • Smart

      Where Emma powerless? Who said pmb would not return whenever he set his leg in biafraland,

      Pmb broke a history in biafraland by sleeping in abakaliki, as he has never slept in any state capital, even his own katsina since his inauguration.

      He was given chieftancy titles one of which is the leader of igbo people wherever they are, while Emma powerless and his shout shout criminals hiding and watching within the crowds.

      • August January

        Pardon those cowards please! They thought Buhari was Jona who was threatened not to come to N/Delta by Tompolo and co and didn’t go there..

    • August January

      Pardon those cowards please! They thought Buhari was Jona who was threatened not to come to N/Delta by Tompolo and co and didn’t go there.

    • abodes_124

      I am sure you have seen pictures of the ‘teeming’ crowds who welcomed him

      • galaxy

        no, kindly send to me some.

        • abodes_124

          i am also searching. once i find i will post

      • August January

        Surely the content of Galaxy’s post is not about “teeming” crowd, which is really immaterial in the context in which the post is situated. IPOB’s empty threat is the issue. Buhari is not your Jona who couldn’t go to the N/Delta because of Tompolo’s threats!!! I believe that can sink in, if you’ve got something better than sawdust in your skull!!!

        • abodes_124

          I thought it was the Ogoni clean up that Jona did not go for. They did try and teach me how to use literary devices to make important points sink in because of my I suppose it did not quite sink in because of my saw dust brain . I am still able to gauge people’s cognitive capacity by the tone, language and content of their posts. You can guess your rating

      • Julius

        Teeming crowd ? I thought you all said that he dare not visit the East and if he does, he will not return back to Abuja. Wetin happened ? Empty, loud mouth coward threats as usual. That’s what y’all are known for and you just proved it again. Shame on you all !

  • Julius

    I guess Tawanda and Otile missed his visit to biafraud. Waiting for their “intellectual analysis” … smh !

    • Tunsj

      Intellectual analysis?

      • Julius

        hahahahahaha, no, Otile calls himself an “Intellectual analysts” he left out the bias part…yes, Tawanda takes the cake. He is simply delusional.

        • Tunsj

          Intellectual analyst my a**. You are right that he is simply delusional.

          • Julius

            They are a big fat joke. You no hear from them since Buhari called their loud mouth empty threats and bluff by showing up in their imaginary utopia country.