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President Buhari: I won’t ignore any part of Nigeria

Valentine Chinyem

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said no part of Nigeria would be ignored under his watch.

The President gave the assurance during a visit by a delegation of Ugep Kingdom, Cross River, led by Obol Ofem Ubana, Obol Lopon of Ugep, a retired army officer.

President Buhari while 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, said: “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.”

In his remark, the traditional ruler thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Yakuur sons such as the Chief of Naval Staff, Minister of Niger Delta and Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution and many others into exalted government positions.

He added that the President has his community backing in his “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.”

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