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Calabar elders meet Buhari, discuss restoration of oil wells

06 May 2015, 10:30

Abuja - Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, on Tuesday led a delegation of Calabar elders to the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to discuss various issues including the loss of oil wells owned by Cross River.

Ndoma-Egba, told newsmen at the end of the visit that the presence of the delegation at Defence House was 'non-partisan'.

He said that part of the issues discussed at the meeting was the vulnerability of the people of Cross River and the peculiar challenges they encounter every day.

He said: "You can see that l led a delegation of very eminent Cross River people. It is a non-partisan delegation.

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"Some of them have had relationship with the president-elect since the civil war days.

"We came to congratulate him and to discuss a bit about Cross River.

"We raised the issue of the vulnerability of the people of Cross River; the peculiar challenges that we face as a people; the debt profile; the loss of Bakassi; the loss of oil wells.

"We also discussed the poor state of our infrastructure and the loss of visibility in national politics.

"These were the issues discussed and he (Buhari) promised that he would look into our complaints," Ndoma-Egba told media personnel.



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