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Why I visited Tinubu, by Umo Eno

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Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has given reasons why he visited President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying: “He is on a mission to build political and economic bridges for the good of Akwa Ibom State in particular and Nigeria in general.

“I needed to come here and congratulate the President on his assumption of Office as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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Umo Eno spoke shortly after he visited Tinubu in Abuja said he also used the opportunity “to brief the President on the progress we have made in Akwa Ibom State and solicit his support for the completion of the Ibom Deep Sea Port project, the Calabar-Itu Road and the Export Free Zone license for the Maintenance, Repairs and Overhaul (MRO, ) hanger at the Victor Attah International Airport, Uyo, which is the only MRO in West Africa.”

According to Governor Eno: “Politics is over. It’s time for governance. We must do whatever it takes to bring the dividends of democracy and good governance to the people of Nigeria and Akwa Ibom State in particular.”

The Governor, also commended the President whom he said received him “extremely well.”

President Tinubu, who displayed a deep knowledge of Akwa Ibom State in his response said that he was very happy to receive Governor Eno, adding that he will support the Governor Eno’s administration.