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While reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s newly revealed instruction to the World Bank to focus only on the Northern part of Nigeria, Presidency on Friday maintained that the wellbeing of the North East has always been the priority of the President long before he was voted in.

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, had revealed that President Buhari specifically asked the organisation to focus its development push in the North.

In a series of tweets on its official twitter handle, the Presidency said right from inception of his current administration, Buhari had been consistent in his demand that the North-East, ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency, be rebuilt and reconstructed.

The tweets read: “Northeast Nigeria has always been a priority for President @MBuhari, right from when he campaigned to be President.

“From the start of the administration, President Buhari has consistently highlighted the need for Int’l support to secure & rebuild the N/East.

“The north-east has featured prominently in all of the President’s engagements with the International Community.

“Securing the north-east & Rebuilding it, and seeking International support & assistance for this, will continue to be a priority for us.

“We remain grateful for the show of support from the international community, regarding the security & humanitarian situation in the N/East.”

Author: Yemi Olarinre