President Muhammadu Buhari has received accolades on the infrastructural development in the South-East region, particularly the second Niger Bridge, which has attained about 70% completion and slated for commissioning before the end of 2022.
Oil tycoon, Prince Arthur Eze, gave the plaudits during a private visit to the President on Tuesday night at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
A statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday, said the businessman urged Nigerians to always preach peace as against hate, and draw lessons from countries suffering the effect of war.
He pledged loyalty and commitment to the unity, peace and indivisibility of Nigeria, urging President Buhari to stay focused and not be distracted by agitations for separatism rocking some parts of the country.
“There are countless Igbos scattered around the nooks and crannies of Nigeria, who live happily in peace, and do their legitimate businesses without complaint of marginalization. No matter what, let’s tolerate one another and always embrace the spirit of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation. God that brought us together has not made a mistake.
“I have no other country than Nigeria, let’s join hands and solve our problems ourselves,” Prince Eze said.
He commended the President on the successes recorded in the North-East where Boko Haram fighters are surrendering in droves, urging more efforts in the North-West against bandits and other criminals.
Prince Eze counselled government to give more opportunities to local outfits like the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Corporation, to print election ballot papers, sensitive security documents, certificates, local, state and Federal Government revenue and treasury receipts, passports, and others, since it had the capacity to do so.
President Buhari thanked Prince Eze for visiting and for his good wishes for the country and government at all times.