President Buhari is currently on a working trip to Kano. He's left us a few words to ponder on.
The presidential jet touched down on the Aminu Kano international airport at about 10am local time.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, traditional rulers, politicians, among others, were on hand to receive the president in a State where he’s manically adored.
On the president’s itinerary in Kano are the commissioning of an 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 his second day in Kano, Buhari will inspect the Kano State fertilizer blending plant, 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.
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Premium Times reports that “the president will meet with Ulamas and hold an interactive session with community leaders and politicians before returning to Abuja”.
Here are four notable things Buhari has said in Kano thus far:
“I know Kano people are aware of the tremendous job we've done on security and agriculture", the president said.
“I was arrested and detained for years,” the president said.
Buhari ran an iron-fisted junta as military president alongside his number two man, Tunde Idiagbon, back in the ‘80s.
The administration’s War Against Indiscipline (WAI) which whipped the recalcitrant into line, drove fear down many spines.
“I did so with a lot of youthful exuberance”, Buhari said of that era in the nation’s history.
“I am overwhelmed by the sea of people I see,” Buhari said of the mammoth crowd that thronged the streets to welcome him with feral chants of “Sai Buhari”.
Kano handed the APC backed Muhammadu Buhari more than a million votes in the March 2015 presidential contest. It was a poll return that meant Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP wouldn’t retain his crown.
“And by what I see today, if elections are contested (today) I will no doubt win it”, Buhari added in today's humid Kano temperatures.