30th January, 2023
By Aminu Garko/Kano
Security was beefed up in parts of Kano metropolis Monday morning in readiness for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state.
The President is expected to commission eight iconic projects, some implemented by his administration.
As early as 7 a.m. personnel of the Police, the Civil Defence Corps, the Federal Roads Safety Corps as well as the state’s Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) manned some roads in the city in preparation for the visit.
The roads manned by the security operatives include Sabo Bakin Zuwo road, formerly known as State Road,Emir’s Palace Road, Ahmadu Bello Way and Audu Bako Way.
Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, said arrangements had been concluded to receive the President.
Garba said that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje would receive the President and his entourage.
While in Kano, Buhari would commission the 10 megawatts Federal Government financed, Kano Grid Solar Power, and the multi-billion Naira Dala Inland Dry Port in Zawachiki, Kumbotso local government area.
He also said Buhari would commission the Kano State Data Centre at Audu Bako Secretariat, Tier Data Centre and office complex at Galaxy Backbone Limited Project at Ahmadu Bello Way.
Other projects are Cancer Treatment Centre at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu; Muhammadu Buhari Road Rotary Interchange at NNPC Station, along Maiduguri Road; Aliko Dangote Ultra-Modern Skill Acquisition Centre, Zaria Road and a Federal Government Housing Units at Gandun Sarki, Darmanawa.
The presidential visit was initially billed for Friday but was shelved over fears of protest by the people over the Naira notes swap.