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Olu of Warri visits Buhari, seeks for reviving of Warri, Koko, Burutu, Sapele Ports



•As Warri Rep member lauds Olu development drive

By Timi Black
Chief Correspondent

The Paramount ruler of Itsekiri, His Royal Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse lll, Olu of Itsekiri Warri Kingdom has paid a royal visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja, where he expressed gratitude to the president for his support and delegation sent to grace his coronation held August 21, 2021 at Ode-Itsekiri, Warri, Delta State.

Ogiame Atywatse lll said Warri kingdom and entire Itsekiri nation remained committed to Nigeria, assuring the president of one united Nigeria from his kingdom , noting that the people remained resolute to peace and progress of Nigeria.

His Imperial Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse lll, while with President Buhari demanded for full operation of Warri, Burutu, Koko and Sapele sea ports, appealing for the federal government intervention to make it functional in order to create employment for the youths and reduce youth restiveness as well boost the economy of Nigeria and its revenue.

The Olu also requested for immortalising of the First Finance Minister in Nigeria a Warri Chief and subject of Warri Kingdom, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh, resuscitation of the abandoned EPZ project, Ogidigben in Warri South-west as well as the inauguration of the NDDC Board in order to give the people more development and peace in the region.

President Buhari in his response to the demands put forward by the Warri monarch assured him of addressing the issues raised as soon as possible,

Buhari commended the Olu and his subjects for their show of patriotism and also congratulated him on the ascension to the throne of his forefathers.

Earlier the most senior political office holder in Warri Kingdom and the member representing Warri Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Chief Dr. Thomas Ereyitomi who was part of the delegation that accompanied Ogiame Atuwatse lll to the Villa , commended the Olu of Warri for the visit and for his developments drive to Warri Kingdom and Delta state.

Hon. Chief Ereyitomi is also the Deputy Chairman House of Reps Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

He expressed delight over the visit to Mr. President, describing it as very timely which he believes would yield positive development impact to the Kingdom and Delta state at large.

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