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New Oba of Benin Hails Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War

The Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the anti-corruption war, The Nation reports.

Oba Ewuare II said President Buhari management of the country’s scarce resources will improve the welfare of the people.

The Benin Monarch spoke Monday when President Buhari paid him a courtesy visit as part of his two days working visit to Edo State.

Oba Ewuare II noted that the President was the first person he would receive at the new palatial palace since he was crowned the 40th Oba of Benin.

He urged President Buhari to improve the welfare of Nigerians in his effort to reposition the country.

Oba Ewuare II requested for more federal presence in the state and reminded the President on the need to support the transformation of Gelegele jetty to an export processing zone.

The Benin Monarch said the transformation of Gelegele would provide employment and contribute to the economy development of the country.

President Buhari praised Governor Adams Oshiomhole for developmental strides despite the economic downturn.

The President said Oshiomhole has served well and would not be allowed to go as the All Progressive Congress would look for a place for him to serve.

He promised the Benin Monarch he would do well to move the country forward.

 

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