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Buhari arrives Maiduguri Thursday to commission landmark projects named after Osinbajo, Dangote, Modu Sherriff, others



President Muhammadu Buhari is expected Thursday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to commission developmental projects executed by Alhaji Kashim Shettima, out-going governor of the state.

Among the projects are state-of-the-art mega primary schools named after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and two former governors of the state, Ali Modu Sherriff and late Mala Kachallah.

A mega boarding primary school for children orphaned by Boko Haram named after President Muhammadu Buhari at the Baga road By-Pass in Maiduguri is also expected to be unveiled by the President.

Daily Correspondents’ reporter who visited round some of the projects sites in Maiduguri gathered that the mega school project, which is the best in the country, is Shettima’s parting gifts to President Muhammadu Buhari, ViceOK President Yemi Osinbajo and his predecessor, Ali Modu Sherriff, among others.

Other projects to be commissioned are the Industrial layout located in Njimtilo, the State University also located at Njimtilo and the legacy Garden Housing Estate named after Zanna Mustapha, a former late deputy governor of the state.

Others are ten Kilometres road In Pompamari, Ali Dangote Mega primary school in 303 and a Chest Clinic and General Hospital project at the Post office.

Meanwhile, the Borno State government has declared today as public holiday.

A statement from Commissioner of Information, Borno State, Mohammed Bulama urged members of the general public to troop out en masse to receive Mr. President and his entourage.

“Sequel to the impending official visit of His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Borno State, the Borno State Government has declared tomorrow, Thursday, 25th April, 2019 as public holiday.

“In view of this, members of the general public are hereby urged to troop out en masse to receive Mr. President and his entourage.

“Government regrets any inconvenience that may be caused to the general public and appeals for their support, understanding and cooperation during the visit,” the statement read.

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