Buhari Always Welcome In South-east For Fighting Civil War – Igwe Nevobasi
The Ezeani II of Mmaku Kingdom, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State has stated that for fighting for the unity of Nigeria as a young military officer, President Muhammadu Buhari would always be welcome in any part of the country, particularly the South-east.
Ezenwoko’s Blog reports that the Nigerian Civil War was fought from 6 July 1967 to 15 January 1970 as a means of keeping Nigeria a united country.
The monarch, who spoke at the Presidential Villa while on a courtesy visit to Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said apart from the war of unity fought by the young Buhari, the President has equally done many things for the South-east.
He said, “Look at the Second River Niger Bridge, which is going on at a frenetic pace. Enugu International Airport has a brand new runway and is now in use. The Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Onitsha-Enugu road, and many others are also things to point at in the region.
“We thank President Buhari for all he has done for Nigeria in six years. It has not been easy due to many challenges, particularly security, but the good work continues. Igbos would always welcome and support him, and we urge him not to relent in his efforts to keep the country together,” he added.
Igwe Nevobasi, who had bestowed the traditional title of Isimmri 1 of Mmaku (Main Source of Water) on Buhari in 2018, said he did so “because we value the man, appreciate his love for country, and for us in the South-east particularly.”
The traditional ruler expressed optimism that calm and peace would soon return to the region, as the traditional institution was working hard to engender reconciliation, and calm frayed nerves.