PHOTO STORY: Kano welcomes President Buhari in Grand Style

Pic 42. KANO WELCOMES BUHARI IN A GRAND STYLE
People welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari during his today's State Visit to Kano on Wednesday (6/12/17) 06627/6/12/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Kano on Wednesday for a two-day official visit to the state.

Mr. Buhari was received at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, traditional rulers as well as politicians, among others.

A mammoth crowd was also at the airport and along the major streets in the metropolis, giving the president a rousing welcome.

The president is expected to inaugurate a number of projects executed by the Ganduje administration during the visit.

Among the projects are the ultra-modern Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, named after him; a Paediatric Hospital located on Zoo Road, Kano; and the underpass bridge at Madobi/Panshekara Junction.

On the second day, the President will inspect a rice mill, Fullmark Rice Mill Company at Kwanar Gunduwawa, and Gezawa Oil Mill, the largest oil mill in Africa at Tokarawa Industrial Estate both on Hadeja Road.

Mr. Buhari is also expected to meet with Ulamas and hold an interactive session with community leaders and politicians before returning to Abuja.

As part of his visit, the president on Wednesday afternoon visited the Kurmawa Central Prison in Kano where he freed 500 prisoners.

Mr. Buhari said while granting the amnesty to the prisoners that it was part of his general prison decongestion exercise in the country; and to allow those inmates with minor cases who have stayed long in prison to go home.

Scores of journalists covering the president’s visit were prevented from having access to the prison by the president’s security detail.

Before the visit to the prison, the president visited the Kano emir at his palace.

“I am overwhelmed by the sea of people I see,” Mr. Buhari said of the mammoth crowd that came to welcome him. “And by what I see today, if elections are contested I will no doubt win it.”

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  • sheyman

    Hmmm, when your people love you. The worst of buhari will always be better than the best of atiku

    • Dan maikoko

      You are mixing oranges and bitter lemon. Atiku is the bitter lemon.

      • Bishop

        Abi mixing doum palm and apples. Kuli-kuli and cookies. Lmao Atiku should visit kano for test run

  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    This sea of heads is not a rented crowd. Warning to 2019 presidential contenders: Don’t waste your money!

  • Northeast

    Sai Baba, Allah Ta’ala Ya kara maka lafiya da basira. Allah Ya kare ka daga makiya na fili da na boye, amin.