Buhari arrives Katsina for two-day official visit to inaugurate projects
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Katsina, his home state, for a two-day official visit to dedicate a few projects completed in the state’s three senatorial districts.
According to information obtained by Channels Television, the executive governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, led members of his cabinet to welcome them when the presidential aircraft carrying the nation’s first citizen and his entourage touched down at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Airport, Katsina, on Wednesday at around 10 p.m.
Following the second Dakar International Conference on Agriculture in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, Buhari traveled to Katsina.
The Masari-led administration has completed the majority of the projects that will be dedicated on Thursday and Friday during the past seven and a half years.
They include the two multibillion-naira underpass bridges at Kofar Kwaya and Kofar Kaura, the renovated Katsina General Hospital, the Katsina New Internal Revenue House, the renovated Katsina Water Supply Booster Station, the Katsina Metrological Institute of Nigeria (Federal), and the Darma Rice Mill (Private).
On the second day, the President will also dedicate the General Hospital in Musawa, the GDSS in Musawa, the Gora-Makauraci-Mallamawa Road, the rehabilitated and asphalted Sandamu-Baure-Babban Mutum Road, and the Gurjiya-Sandamu-Karkarku Road.
The state administration had earlier on Wednesday issued a statement declaring Thursday and Friday as non-working days to allow all state and local government employees to greet the President.
Sani Bala Kabomo, the Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Culture and Home Affairs, said in a statement that the work-free day does not, however, affect employees of the Federal Civil Service, banks, and crucial service providers.
In addition, the statement urged residents of the state to show the President and his entourage the utmost respect and customary hospitality by turning out in large numbers to welcome them.