President Muhammadu Buhari has received the 21st Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Tsola Emiko, Ogiame Atuwatse III, and his entourage, after their visit to the State House on Wednesday.
The Royal fleet which comprised of Chiefs Brown Mene, Oma Eyewuoma, Thomas Ereyitomi, Daniel Reyeju, Dere Awosika, and Mr Julius Rone had paid the Grand Commander a visit to extend their appreciation for his support during the Olu’s coronation five months ago.
The 21st monarch of Warri had also raised pressing concerns in the Niger Delta Region; in a bid to garner support from His Excellency.
The President, who put out a response via spokesman, Femi Adesina, had expressed his gratitude and delight in the royal visit whilst acknowledging the requests of the Olu of Warri. He also pledged to deal fairly with the people of Itsekiri in Delta State.
Furthermore, the Olu had extended the loyalty of his people to the Buhari administration in working towards a ‘one-Nigeria’ and a safer and economically successful country.
Some issues highlighted during the visit were the under-utilization of the four ports in Warri, Koko, Sapele, and Burutu, all in Delta State, reconstitution of the NDDC Board, immortalizing the first Finance Minister of the country, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh, and resuscitation of the Ogidigben EPZ Project, which has reportedly been abandoned.
The monarch also expressed positivity on the potential reconstitution of the NDDC Board, seeking a better deal for the Niger Delta people in the process.