- President Buhari has been honoured with a chieftaincy title as the leader of Igbo people
- He said this while appreciating southeast people for the warming welcome they accorded him
- The president is in Ebonyi state on a two-day working visit to the southeast part of Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday, November 14, appreciated Nigerians in the southeast region of the country for their enthusiasm about his visit.
The president made his appreciation known on his official Facebook page.
NAIJ.com had reported that the president is in Ebonyi state on a two-day working visit to the southeast part of Nigeria.
He said: "I thank the people of the Southeast for the enthusiastic welcome they've accorded me since I arrived this morning. From Enugu to Abakaliki, I have enjoyed a profuse display of warmth from everyone; political leaders, traditional leaders, citizens. I thank you all.
"The welcome also came with 2 chieftaincy titles: Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi, which I am told means Trustworthy friend of Ebonyi; and Ochioha Ndigbo, which means Leader of Igbo people. I am a strong believer in the unity of Nigeria. Our diversity should be a source of strength not weakness.
"Let me make this clear: We will deliver on all our promises to you. I said it when I met with Southeast leaders last month in Abuja, in response to the issues they raised about the state of roads and infrastructure in the region. I'm saying it again: We will not let you down.
"Let me specially commend Governor David Umahi for his vision and commitment to the development of Ebonyi state. We are united by our unwavering commitment towards ensuring that the lives of our people are made better by our service."
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NAIJ.com had earlier reported that President Buhari assured Igbo people that he will fulfil all the promises he made to them especially in the area of infrastructural development.
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