President Buhari Visits Maiduguri on Thursday
President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Maiduguri on Thursday, on a one-day official visit to Borno State.
The state governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, stated this in a special broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday.
Zulum said the president would appraise security situation and inaugurate some of the viable projects executed by the Federal and State Governments during the visit.
“I once again, thank you for supporting our administration. I remain grateful to everyone, for your support, well wishes, prayers and above all, for being good citizens.
“Insha’Allah; our President, Muhammadu Buhari, will be coming to Borno State on Thursday, June 17, 2021.
“The president is coming to appraise security situation in the northeast during which he will commission some of developmental projects executed by the state government.
“The President will also commission the first phase of 10,000 houses which he generously approved and funded, for the resettlement of IDPs and refugees,” he said.
Zulum disclosed that construction work of over 4,000 of the 10,000 houses were completed at Kakeri, Dalori and other communities across the state.
The governor noted that the president had demonstrated greater commitment to the security situation, and displayed deep compassion and love for the state.
According to him, the president has initiated viable infrastructure development projects to fast track peace restoration and resettlement programnes for sustainable social and economic development of the state.
He listed some of the projects to include the establishment of power plant by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), designed to address epileptic electricity supply in Maiduguri and its environs.
The landmark project, he said, would impact positively and encourage growth of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs), to improve social conditions and communal security.