President Buhari Arrives S/East for 2-day Working Visit

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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed the presidency's reaction to the allegation in an article he wrote to corresponf with Buhari's two-day visit to Ebonyi and Anambra states, which commencestoday.

"This visit to Ebonyi State is a reflection of my firm belief in the unity and corporate existence of the country, which every ethnic nationalities must emphasise always", he emphasised.

The President gave the assurance while addressing stakeholders of the state at Government House Exco Chambers, in Abakaliki.

The Nigerian Presidency has dismissed allegations of President Muhammadu Buhari marginalising the South East region by.

"When I met with the leaders of the South East, in Abuja, last month, they raised several issues of concern including the state of the roads and infrastructure in the region. Our 2018 budget include many strategic projects for the region in roads, power, agriculture and social sector", the president said.

"We are collaborating with the Chinese government to deliver these projects, and have taken very seriously our counterpart funding obligations".

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He said many weapons have been smuggled to the Houthis through Hodeida and the small ports they control. Saudi Arabia and the USA have accused Iran of supplying the ballistic missile used in that attack.

Earlier, Governor David Umahi said the state was appreciative of the president's support to the state especially in agriculture.

The welcome also came with 2 Chieftaincy titles: Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi, which I am told means Trustworthy friend of Ebonyi; & Ochioha Ndigbo, which means Leader of Igbo people.

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Others present were former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim former governor Sam Egwu.

"Such an act of accommodation is what translates a mere leader to a great father of the nation", Egwu said.

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