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Politics President Buhari Commences 2-Day Visit To South-East Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Ebonyi State.

"Buhari's visit to Ebonyi and Anambra was meant to show support to a governor who had done so much in promoting the President's policy on food self-sufficiency and to endorse his party's candidate for the governorship election".

At least four governors and some traditional rulers welcomed the president during his first visit to the region since he was elected in 2015.

The presidency had in an earlier statement assured that his government does not discriminate against any part of Nigeria, least of all the south-east.

"The leaders raised several concerns on the condition of roads and other infrastructure in the region and I want to assure that we will deliver on all our promises. Our 2018 budget included many projects for the region in the area of power, agriculture and social services".

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Buhari noted that his visit to Ebonyi was an affirmation of his government's commitment to achieve a united Nigeria for the benefit of all citizens. This was even as the president thanked the traditional rulers in the state for bestowing him with a chieftaincy title.

The president also unveiled the statue of Sir Akanu Ibiam, a 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, will continue to be an inspiration to all'". I thank you for this honour and kind gesture.

"And today, sir you are with us".

Meanwhile, a former governor of the state, Sen.

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