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Buhari Arrives Ebonyi, Commences South-East Tour

15 November 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Ebonyi State.

He was received at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, by governors of the South East led by Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, from where he was airlifted in an helicopter to Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.

Addressing leaders of thought and traditional rulers at a meeting in Government House, Abakiliki when he visited Ebonyi State, the president commended Ebonyi people for the warm reception accorded him during the state visit.

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Buhari's next stop in the tour is Ebonyi state.

The president was on a one-day working visit to the state to commission some projects executed by Governorf David Umahi.

Buhari was conferred with the two traditional chieftaincy titles, Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi by Ebonyi traditional council of rulers and Ochioha NdiIgbo 1 by South East traditional council of rulers. I thank you for this honour and kind gesture.

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"First is to congratulate our President for this highest honour bestowed on you today". Sam Egwu, commended the President for the recent decision to pay former Biafra Police officers their pensions.

Buhari Arrives Ebonyi, Commences South-East Tour