President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared that being in the military gave him the life time opportunity of working with Nigerians of different origins.
That he said, was a rare opportunity.
His words: ”My experience of being in the military afforded me the opportunity to work with all Nigerians and this is a lifetime experience.”
The president made the declaration when he received a delegation of Ugep Kingdom, Cross River State, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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The delegation was led by Obol Ofem Ubana, Obol Lopon of Ugep, a retired Army officer.
Pledging to give the necessary support to the part of Nigeria where the delegation came from, the president said he would take care of any part of Nigeria.
‘‘I assure you that under my watch, no part of Nigeria will be ignored.
”I am very pleased that you [the traditional ruler] have shared some professional background as a former military officer,” he said.
While speaking at the occasion, Obol Ofem Ubana, pledged the support of his people for the current administration.
He said it was commendable that some sons of his kingdom were appointed into key positions.
He drew the attention to the president to the killing of youths in his area, saying there was urgent need to stem the tide.
‘‘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,” he said.