President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged a fair deal to the Itsekiri people of Delta State.

The President made the promise in Abuja while receiving on a courtesy visit the Olu of Warri Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Tsola Emiko, Ogiame Atuwatse III

He said he was grateful for the visit of the monarch, adding that he was impressed by his patriotism.

President Buhari said he had taken note of the requests presented by the monarch, assuring that he will work into them as soon as possible.

The Olu of Warri had said the visit was to primarily thank the President for sending a high-powered delegation to his coronation as the 21st monarch of the Kingdom, and his felicitation, goodwill, and solidarity.

He pledged the loyalty of Itsekiri people to one united Nigeria, while supporting the government’s aspiration to provide security and economic prosperity to Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, creed or religion.

Describing President Buhari as a dogged patriot and fervent believer in Project Nigeria, the Olu drew attention to the under-utilisation of the ports in Warri, Koko, Sapele, and Burutu, in Delta State, reconstitution of the NDDC Board, immortalising the first Finance Minister of the country, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh, and resuscitation of the Ogidigben EPZ Project, which has reportedly been abandoned.

On the NDDC Board, he said he believed that the President would soon reconstitute it, stressing that as an interested party, his kingdom would genuinely want a better deal for them.

On the entourage of the Olu of Warri were Chiefs Brown Mene, Oma Eyewuoma, Thomas Ereyitomi, Daniel Reyeju, Dere Awosika, and Mr Julius Rone.




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