- Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission projects during his visit to Jigawa state
- The state government will hold a dinner in honour of the president
- Security agents step up their operations in the state due to the president's visit
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Jigawa state for a two-day working visit.
The personal assistant to the president, Bashir Ahmad, in a tweet on Monday, May 14, said during the visit, Buhari is expected to commission some projects executed by the state government.
The visit is coming after the president postponed his trip to Jigawa state in order to fly to London for a medical appointment. The visit was initially scheduled for May 7, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the governor of the state, Muhammad Badaru, disclosed ahead of the visit that Buhari is expected to commission some projects upon his arrival. He said a state dinner would be held in the president’s honour on Monday evening, May 14, while a rally will take place on Tuesday, May 15.
Badaru added that Buhari will also flag-off the operations of the state social security committee which was recently established by law; and inaugurate the revived dairy products processing company in Birnin Kudu.
He will also commission one of the 80 newly constructed health care facilities in the state and inaugurate some roads and water projects.
In anticipation of the August visitor, the security agents stepped up their operations. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) said it has deployed about 2,000 personnel to ensure maximum security.
The NSCDC spokesman in the state, SC Adamu Shehu, stated: “The Jigawa state Command of NSCDC has fully prepared towards the two-day visit of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The command is deploying about 2,000 special tactical operational squad and Intelligence officers drawn from the state command and neighbouring formations in Kano and Bauchi States to assist in the provision of security.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a rally organised to declare support for the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and that of the Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru, was disrupted by political thugs.
The rally, which took place at Gumel township stadium, was marred by chaos that left the APC state party chairman, Ado Kiri, unable to address the crowd.
The thugs who were believed to be hired by opponents of the senator representing Jigawa Northwest, Abdullahi Gumel, prevented the lawmaker from getting on the podium to speak. They also chanted derogatory songs, mainly targeted at the senator.
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