Buhari visits Maiduguri


President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, as part of his one-day official visit to inaugurate a 50-megawatt power plant and other viable projects executed by the state government.


The presidential jet landed at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport on Thursday at about 11:10 a.m.


Buhari was received on arrival by Gov. Babagana Zulum, members of the National and State Houses of Assembly, and some top government officials.


Other dignitaries that received the president were the Theatre Commander, North East Operation Hadin (OPHK), Maj.- Gen. Ibrahim Ali, heads of security agencies, community and religious leaders.


NAN reports that the president is expected to inaugurate the new 50-megawatts Maiduguri Gas Power plant constructed by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC).


He will also commission the Ahmadu Bello Way, Shehu Sanda Kyari, Lafiya and Mogoram roads, before proceeding to the Maiduguri Monday Market, gutted by fire recently.


Buhari would be conducted around the scene by the General Manager of the market, Mustapha Loskorima.


The President will also inaugurate the Cancer Center at the University of Maiduguri and the newly constructed Tashan Bama Motor Park, consisting of 475 shops and an administrative complex.

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