President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital as part of a one-day official visit on Thursday.
Part of the activities lined up for President Buahri is the commissioning of some developmental projects executed by the Zulum-led administration in Maiduguri.
According to NAN, the Presidential jet landed at the Nigeria Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport at 11.45 am.
Buhari was received by the Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, his deputy Usman Kadafur, members of national and state legislature, and some top government officials.
Other dignitaries present to welcome the president include 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.
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Speaking on President Buhari’s visit to Maiduguri, the state Commissioner of Information, Babakura Abba-Jatau said Gov. Zulum was highly honoured to receive the president.
He revealed that President Buhari will be commissioning the Muhammadu Indimi Centre for Distance Learning and an International Conference Centre, both of which were elegantly 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 Roundabout 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. According to him, the visit of the 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.