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KASTINA: Buhari arrives home state to commission projects

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Katsina, his home state, for a two-day official visit to comission a few projects that were completed around the state’s three senatorial districts.

The executive governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, led members of his cabinet to greet them as the presidential aircraft carrying the nation’s leader and his entourage touched down at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Airport, Katsina, yesterday

Buhari traveled to Katsina, after the second Dakar International Conference on Agriculture in Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

The Masari-led administration completed the majority of the projects that will be dedicated on today and tomorrow during the past seven and a half years.

They include the two multi-billion naira underpass bridges located at Kofar Kwaya and Kofar Kaura, Remodeled Katsina General Hospital, Katsina New Internal Revenue House, Rehabilitated Katsina Water Supply Booster Station, Katsina Metrological Institute of Nigeria (Federal) as well as Darma Rice Mill (Private).

Other projects to be commissioned by the President on the second day include General Hospital, Musawa, GDSS Musawa, Gora-Makauraci-Mallamawa Road, Rehabilitated and Asphalted Sandamu-Baure-Babban Mutum Road as well as Gurjiya-Sandamu-Karkarku Road.

In a statement released earlier yesterday, the state administration had announced today and tomorrow as work free days so that everyone employed by the state and local governments could welcome the President.

According to a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the State’s Ministry of Culture and Home Affairs, Sani Bala Kabomo, the Federal Civil Service, banks, and other vital service providers are undisturbed by the work-free day.

The statement urged the impacted employees and the general public to turn out in large numbers to welcome the President and his entourage to the state, and it urged locals to show the visitors the utmost respect and good manners.

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