President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday said under his watch as Nigerian leader that no part of the country will be ignored.
He stated this when he received a delegation of Ugep Kingdom, Cross River, led by Obol Ofem Ubana, Obol Lopon of Ugep, a retired army officer.
The royal father had urged the federal government to intervene and resolve inter-ethnic conflicts distressing several communities namely Nko, Nyima, Oyadama, Edibe, Usumtong, Adadama and Ekureku, in his area.
In his response Buhari told his guest, “I assure you that under my watch, no part of Nigeria will be ignored.
”I am very pleased that you (royal father) have shared some professional background as a former military officer. My experience of being in the military afforded me the opportunity to work with all Nigerians and this is a lifetime experience.”
Obol Lopon of Ugep, had earlier also appreciated the President for appointing Yakuur sons into exalted positions in government, assuring of his community’s support of his ”quest to rescue Nigeria.”
He mentioned some of the appointees to include Chief of Naval Staff, Minister of Niger Delta and Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution.
He said of the restiveness in his kingdom, “We are increasingly losing our youths to inter-tribal wars which if nothing is done, will leave our communities without youths in the near future.
“As Obolo Lopon of Ugep, I am ready to partner with relevant government agencies saddled with the responsibility and management of communal conflict resolutions.”
Buhari’s assurance came despite claims by some Nigerians of his running an ethnic and favouritism based governance.
One thing his critics have constantly hammered on as they try to run his government down has remained his alleged lopsided appointment that seems to favour a section of the country and those of Islamic faith, especially in the security architecture of the country.
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