Buhari President back in Abuja as Osinbajo visits Benue (Photos)

The president has travelled back to Abuja while his deputy has visited flood victims in Benue.

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President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, after a week's absence away in his hometown of Daura in Katsina state.

The president arrived at the capital with First Lady, Aisha Buhari, spokesperson, Garba Shehu, Chief Security Officer, Bashir Bindawa and members of the protocol unit of the Presidential Villa.

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in Abuja with First Lady Aisha on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 play

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in Abuja with First Lady Aisha on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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The president had travelled to Daura on Wednesday, August 30, for the Eid-el-Kabir break with a public holiday announced for Friday, September 1, and Monday, September 4.

President Muhammadu Buhari with First Lady Aisha in Abuja on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 play

President Muhammadu Buhari with First Lady Aisha in Abuja on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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The president cancelled the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting that was supposed to take place earlier on Wednesday due to what Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said was due to not enough time to prepare documents for the discussions.

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in Abuja with First Lady Aisha on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 play

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in Abuja with First Lady Aisha on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Despite intense public scrutiny of the president's decision to not head to Benue state to condole with victims of the ongoing flood crisis in the state, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the trip on Wednesday, as a representative of the president.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Benue on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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The Vice President met with state governor, Samuel Ortom and senior government officials in the state to assure them of the support of the Federal Government.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom at the Makurdi International Market, Benue state on Wednesday, September, 6, 2017 play

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom at the Makurdi International Market, Benue state on Wednesday, September, 6, 2017

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He also visited the Makurdi International Market which has been sheltering displaced victims since Friday, September 1.

 

According to camp manager, James Iorhuna, 4,775 people had registered in the camp as at Tuesday, September 5.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Makurdi International Market, Benue state on Wednesday, September, 6, 2017 play

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Makurdi International Market, Benue state on Wednesday, September, 6, 2017

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According to an estimation by Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), a staggering 110,000 people across 24 communities in Makurdi and environs have been affected by the flood.

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