Acting President to visit Zamfara on Tuesday, July 18

Acting President to visit Zamfara on Tuesday, July 18

- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been forte for President Muhammadu Buhari commendably

- Osinbajo has been touring the nation and commissioning both state and federal projects

- It is now the turn of Zamfara to experience a visit by the acting president

All is now set in Zamfara state to receive Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on a one-day official visit on Tuesday, July 18.

The acting president is scheduled to inaugurate projects executed by Governor Abdulaziz Yari across the state.

Governor Yari is still battling to save his name after been indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for squandering the state's Paris club loan refund from the federal government.

Acting President to visit Zamfara on Tuesday

Governor Yari (right) is expected to use the visit to showcase his projects to Osinbajo (middle). Photo credit: Aso Rock

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Some of the projects Osinbajo is expected to commission includes federal government roads linking Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi states which was executed by the state government under agreement for repayment by the FG.

The chairman of the state government committee for inauguration of government projects, Alhaji Lawal M-Liman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Saturday, July 15 that Osinbajo’s visit was also part of the sixth year anniversary of Yari’s administration.

M-Liman who is also the state’s commissioner for rural and community development, said other projects to be inaugurated included General Hospital and Semi Urban Water Projects in Rini and Gamji communities in Bakura local government.

Others were Government Girl Science Secondary School Talata-Mafara, Government Girl Day Secondary School, Kwatarkwashi and Danturai Government Day Secondary School Gusau and Bungudu local government areas.

Also to be inaugurated was School for Handicapped in Gummi local government, he said.

According to him, the acting president is expected to pay courtesy visit to Gusau and Gummi emirates during the visit.

Acting President was earlier scheduled to inaugurate the projects during 2017 democracy day celebration but postponed till July 18. (NAN)

Meanwhile, a civil society group, Coalition for Sustainable Democracy, has issued a warning to federal government officials reportedly making clandestine moves to undermine President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement sent to by its chairman, Mohammed Yakubu, the group said those planning to take government through the back door will be resisted.

They stated that they are keenly following developments in the polity and vowed to do everything within their powers to protect the current democratic system in the country.

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