President Buhari and some service chiefs arrived in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital this morning on heavy tight security.
The presidential jet landed at the Nigerian Air Force wing of the Maiduguri International Airport around 10 am.
The Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, and some government officials were present at the airport to welcome President Buhari and his entourage.
According to the governor broadcast yesterday, he stated that “President, Muhammadu Buhari, will be coming to Borno State on Thursday, the 17th of June, 2021.
“The President is coming to appraise security situation in the northeast, during which he will commission some of the developmental projects executed by the state government.
“The President will also commission the first phase of 10,000 houses which he generously approved and funded, for the resettlement of IDPs and refugees.”
President Buhari is also expected to visit the Shehu of Borno’s palace and to address frontline troops as well as commissioning some projects at the state capital.
He will later proceed to Maimalari cantonment to visit wounded soldiers. Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, also said in a Facebook post that” While in Borno later today, President Muhammadu Buhari will among others, commission the first phase of 10,000 houses his administration is building for the dignified resettlement of the IDPs and refugees across the state.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor-led service chiefs, and the Inspector-General of Police were in Maiduguri yesterday ahead of the President’s visit today.