FG makes significant strides in security, anti-corruption – Buhari

FG makes significant strides in security, anti-corruption – Buhari

By Our Correspondent

The Federal Government says it has recorded significant strides in three major pillars of the present administration including security, economy and anti-corruption since 2015.

President Muhammadu Buhari stated this at the Ebonyi Maiden Honours Awards at the state Ecumenical Centre in Abakaliki on Thursday night.

The Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari represented Buhari at the occasion.

He commended Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on his shining principles and for the development of the state.

“I commend Umahi on his support to the federal government policies on diversification of the economy through agriculture and ensuring food security.

“Today, Ebonyi State is one of the highest producers of rice in the country.

“This is a shining example of what is possible under a visionary and determined leader,” the President said.

On the state award, Buhari said it was good to encourage quality services and leadership.

The NewsZenith reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan also received an award as Great Grand Commander Of the Ebonyi Hall of Fame (GGCEHF).

Speaking at the occasion, former President Goodluck Jonathan described the award as significant.

Jonathan urged Umahi to continue to showcase good governance for his people and Nigeria at large.

He further commended Umahi for lifting Ebonyi with meagre resources for mega projects.

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“Umahi is doing well for his people and Nigeria at large.

“The Award is a relevant thing and not just groundnut shared by the children.

“Awards are being given to those who made significant contributions to the state and the nation.

“We are happy today for the honours.

“So, we thank Ebonyi State Government for recognising us and we promised to do our best to support them in any way and anywhere we are.

“As we have been honoured today, we are indebted to the state,” the former president stated.

Other awardees are the Inspector General of Police, Baba Alkali, and the family of late General Sani Abacha.

The administration of the late Abacha created the state

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Onyenuche; former governor of Abia Theodore Orji; and some Ebonyi founding fathers were among other recipients for their selfless contributions to the progress of the state.

Earlier, Umahi said the event was to recognise those who contributed enormously to the creation and development of the state.

He thanked Buhari and Jonathan for their support of Ebonyi.




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