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Olu Of Warri Visits Buhari In Aso Rock [Photos]



Olu Of Warri Visits Buhari In Aso Rock

The Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Tsola Emiko, Ogiame Atuwatse III, on Wednesday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

Naija News reports that the first class traditional ruler visited the President alongside some of his chiefs, five months after his coronation.

Speaking at the State House, the monarch said he came to appreciate President Buhari for sending a high-powered delegation to his coronation and to make some requests on behalf of his people.

He described President Buhari as a dogged patriot and fervent believer in Project Nigeria, saying that the Itsekiri people will continue to support the unity of the country.

Emiko added that his people will support the Buhari government’s aspiration to provide security and economic prosperity to all Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, creed or religion.

The Olu of Warri asked Buhari to address the under-utilization of the four ports in Warri, Koko, Sapele, and Burutu, all in Delta State and immortalizing the first Finance Minister of the country, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh.

Speaking further, Emiko urged the President to resuscitate the abandoned Ogidigben EPZ Project, and immediately reconstitute the NDDC board.

In his remarks, President Buhari thanked the monarch for the visit and pledged to work on the request made on behalf of the Itsekiri people.

“I’m grateful for your visit and impressed by your patriotism. I’ve taken note of your requests, and will work on them as soon as politically possible,” he said.