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Buhari in Ebonyi reiterates FG's commitment to roads rehabilitation

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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.

The president made the pledge, yesterday, in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, during a reception held in his honour by the state government at the Government House.

The governors at the airport were Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Rochas Okorocha (Imo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi).

On arrival in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, President Buhari inaugurated a number of road projects, including two Flyovers on the section of the African Trans-Saharan Highway that runs between Enugu and Cameroon. I want to assure you that we will deliver on our promise.

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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'".

He was also conferred as Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi. It is an honour that is well deserved, Your Excellency. "It is an honour that is well deserved, it has helped us a lot, especially in the area of agricultural revolution", the governor said. As the always the prayer of everyone that you plan to see it, you will be alive to tap from the seeds that you are planting.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who is now in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, broke protocol by snubbing another Guard of Honour mounted for him at the Abakaliki Government House.



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