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Tinubu Hails Southeast Leaders Over Peace-Building Efforts

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The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu has showered praises on leaders of the Southeast for their efforts at peace-building and strengthening of democratic governance in the zone.

Tinubu said their action was good for the polity.

He spoke during the burial of Deaconess Theresa Omoke, mother of his Senior Special Assistant on Community Engagement (South East), Chioma Nweze, in Okposi, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State yesterday.

The Eastern Updates reports that President, who was represented by Works Minister Dave Umahi, described the deceased as a woman with exemplary virtues, enjoined Mrs Nweze and the entire Omoke family to take solace in the accomplishments of their mother.

He also lauded Governor Francis Nwifuru for raising the bar in peace building and   deepening development in Ebonyi State.

“You have taken every challenge of Ebonyi State as the challenge of the people, and you have raised the bar in advancing the People’s Charter of Needs of Ebonyi State,” Tinubu said.

Umahi, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Uchenna Orji, revealed that plans were  at an advanced stage for a public appreciation of the President’s positive disposition toward the Southeast.

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The minister said: “I want to send a message of thanks from Mr. President to the people of Southeast for their support.

“I want to thank the governors and appreciate them for their support which is beyond party lines.

“In a very short moment, leaders of Southeast will come together to openly, publicly, and heartily appreciate Mr. President, and let Nigerians and the world know that we stand with the Renewed Hope agenda of Mr. President.”

Umahi also used the occasion to clear the air  on the funding of the rehabilitation of the 11.8 kilometre  Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

While acknowledging the collaboration of the Lagos State Government, the Minister said the Federal Government was wholly responsible for the rehabilitation that covered  resurfacing of the upper deck and the underwater structural fortification of the bridge.

The reopening of the 34-year-old bridge last Thursday received wide commendation from many of its users who had endured several hours in traffic jams on alternative routes since it was closed January 9.

The Eastern Updates

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