President Arrives In Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari

June 17, (THEWILL)- President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday morning arrived Maiduguri,  the Borno State capital, for a one-day working visit.

The president, who was accompanied by prominent government officials, landed at the Nigerian Air Force Wing of the Maiduguri International Airport around 10:05am, amid heightened security.

He was received by the Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, and other top government officials in the state.

Students were lined up on the streets to receive the President.

Military and paramilitary officers were at the headquarters of Operation Hadin Kai also to receive the President.

Buhari, whose visit is to assess the security situation in the North East, will address troops at Maimalari Cantonment, and also inaugurate some completed Federal and state projects.

Some of the projects to be inaugurated include the 4,000 housing units for displaced persons out of the 10,000 units being constructed by the Federal Government in Borno and the Senate Building of Borno State University, Maiduguri.

Others are the Borno State Vocational Enterprising Institute, Muna, Government Day Technical Secondary School, Njimtilo, Dr Babagana Wakilbe Memorial School, Abbaganaram Maternal Healthcare Centre and the Jiddari-Polo road and drainage.

Although movement was restricted in some areas of Maiduguri for security reasons, people still came out in large number to welcome the President.