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Buhari 4 notable things president said in Kano

President Buhari is currently on a working trip to Kano. He's left us a few words to ponder on.

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President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano

(Bayo Omoboriowo)

President Muhammadu Buhari is on a two-day working visit to Kano.

The presidential jet touched down on the Aminu Kano international airport at about 10am local time.

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Buhari touches down in Kano

(Kano govt)


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.

Working visit

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.

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Fertilizer plant to be commissioned by Buhari

(Kano govt)


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”.

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Specialist Hospital in Kano will be commissioned by president

(Kano govt)


Here are four notable things Buhari has said in Kano thus far:

1. Buhari says his administration has done tremendous work

“I know Kano people are aware of the tremendous job we've done on security and agriculture", the president said.

2. President reminds crowd that he was once arrested and jailed.

After Buhari set free 500 inmates at the Kurmawa Central Prison in Kano, he reminded the world that he was once in the prisoners' shoes.

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Buhari arrives Kano

(Kano govt)


“I was arrested and detained for years,” the president said.

3. Buhari says youthful exuberance dictated his actions as military president.

Buhari ran an iron-fisted junta as military president alongside his number two man, Tunde Idiagbon, back in the ‘80s.

Major General Muhammadu Buhari play General Buhari as president (The Guardian)


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.

4. “If elections are held today, I’ll win”

“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”.

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Gov Ganduje and president Buhari

(Kano govt)


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.

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Buhari at the palace of the Emir of Kano

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“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.

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