Buhari arrives Maiduguri to inaugurate projects


President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Maiduguri as part of a one-day official visit to Borno.

The presidential jet on Thursday landed at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport at about 11.45 a.m.

The president was received by Governor Babagana Zulum, his Deputy, Usman Kadafur, members of national and state houses of assembly, and some top government officials.

Other dignitaries that received the president were the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouq Yahaya, Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, heads of security agencies, community and religious leaders.

Babakura Abba-Jatau, The Commissioner of Information, said that Borno Governor Babagana Zulum, was honoured to welcome the President.

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He said that during the visit, Mr Buhari will commission the Muhammadu Indimi Centre for Distance Learning and an International Conference Centre, both of which were eleganthy built for the University of Maiduguri.

“Mr President will also commission three of the numerous landmark projects executed by the administration of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum in two years.

“The projects include Bornos first flyover with upper and lower lanes at the old Customs Round about 10-kilometer dualize Maiduguri-Muna road and a new Mega Secondary School in Kushari in Maiduguri.

“The good people of Borno State are always excited to welcome and host President Muhammadu Buhari,” the commissioner added.

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According to him, the visit of President’s was in recognition of open affection and love for Borno which is demonstrated in his relentless and sincere commitment to the fight against insurgency in spite of challenges in the midst of many victories.


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