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Friday, 2 December 2016

Photos: Pres Buhari meets South East monarchs in Abuja, ask separatists to drop idea of Nigeria's breakup

President Buhari Thursday met with South East Traditional rulers at the state house Abuja. At the meeting, President Buhari  reiterated the essence of the unity of Nigeria, urging those contemplating its break-up to have a rethink. He warned that the question of having another country out of Nigeria was misplaced.

“The question of having another country out of Nigeria is going to be very difficult. From 1914, we have more than 200 cultures living with one another. God had endowed this country with natural resources and talented people. We should concentrate on these and be very productive,” the President said.
Addressing specific issues raised in the address by the traditional rulers, President Buhari gave assurance that the South-East will also benefit from the new railway architecture being put in place by his administration.
On their request for more representation for the South-East in his government, the President said that he was “very conscious of the sensitivities of the South East”, on account of which, he gave the region's four out of five states Senior ranking Ministers in the Federal Cabinet.xx President Buhari used the occasion to appreciate the good work of the Ministers from the region in the federal government, saying that they are doing very well for the country.
He appealed to the traditional rulers from the South East to persuade their people to give his government a chance and to continue to serve as beacons of culture and traditions of their people. President Buhari assured the delegation that kidnapping and cattle rustling, which he described as "unfortunate" will be the government’s next target, now that “we have managed to calm down the North-East.” In taking note of the profuse commendation for his administration’s war against corruption and insecurity by the traditional rulers, President Buhari expressed frustration at the endless nature of some ongoing trials, citing some of the cases as going far back to the tenure of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“We are asking the judiciary to clean itself. Nigerians are tired of waiting. They want some actions,” he lamented.
The President said he hoped that the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria and Attorney-General of the Federation will come to some form of agreement by which specially designated courts will give accelerated hearing to some corruption cases that are pending, arguing that “we want Nigerians to know we are serious.”

Earlier in his address, the Chairman of the South East Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, Eze (Dr) Eberechi N. Dick (JP), had made requests for roads, other projects among other issues, even as he assured the President of their support for his leadership and programmes.

12 comments:

Tabitha Dorcas said...

Good morning Linda. You are still awake? Nice. Well Nigeria won't break up. Not anytime soon though.


LIB JUDGE

Odibe Blessing said...

Okay

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dats good! Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I don't want to die in silence, because if I speak out I believe and pray I will get help. After my shop and goods I bought with almost all my savings was raised down by fire some months back, I lost a lot and from that day onwards till today I have been struggling to stand on my feet again, It has not been easy coupled with the fact that my rent has expired for over a month and my landlord has given me two weeks to pay up or pack out. Pls I need help no amount is little as it will go a long way in paying up my rent. thank you. Francabrown13@yahoo.com

obiora said...

Igwe Achebe. Respect sir!

obiora said...

Ife eji abu Onicha erika. Respect to Igwe Achebe!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

Uju Phil said...

Does he have the interest of the Igbos? Until he recognizes our agitation for equity and true federalism, we Wldnt relent! A referendum ought to be reached! #Simple

Iphie Abraham said...

Seen







Lib addict#just passing#

daniel ubong said...

Who ask the so called monarch to visit him huh?what was their reasons for the visit huh?this old men are the problem we had at this East and south region, too bad.

christie benjamin said...

Mtchewwwww

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