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President Buhari Showered with Traditional Titles in Ebonyi

-Stella Ukwuoma


Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari was on Tuesday showered with the Chieftaincy titles of Ochi Oha Ndigbo (leader of all) of Igboland by the South East Traditional Rulers and Enyi Oma 1 (number one good friend) of Ebonyi State by the Ebonyi State Traditional Council.

Buhari who was on a one-day visit to Ebonyi State in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria was received  at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport by the State Governor, David Umahi and his wife, Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu and other top government functionaries.

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A chopper then conveyed him to Nkwagu Army Barracks at the state capital Abakaliki.

Having arrived there, the president wasted no time as straightaway he embarked on a commissioning marathon, commissioning several projects including: Senator Offia Nwali flyover, 14.5 kilometre Abakaliki-Afikpo Road and 700 metre twin trans-Sahara Bridge linking Enugu and Ebonyi States with Cameroon.

Others are: foundation laying stone of Ebonyi City Mall, foundation laying stone of Muhammadu Buhari Bridge and unveiling of Akanu Ibiam Statue.

In appreciation, the President was confirmed with the two traditional titles.

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