By John Ikani
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Thursday to appraise security situation and inaugurate some of the viable projects executed by the Federal and State Governments.
The state governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, stated this in a special broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday.
According to Zulum, projects to be commissioned by the president include “the first phase of 10,000 houses which he generously approved and funded, for the resettlement of IDPs and Refugees.”
The governor further noted that the president has initiated viable infrastructure development projects to fast track peace restoration and resettlement programmes for sustainable social and economic development of the state.
He listed some of the projects to include the establishment of power plant by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), designed to address epileptic electricity supply in Maiduguri and its environs.
Other projects included the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic, Monguno, a pioneer federal polytechnic in the state.
Zulum further iterated that President Buhari is concerned about the insecurity and humanitarian situation in Borno State, adding that he is sincerely committed to finding peace in Borno.
“This is why he is visiting us on Thursday.
“I most respectfully invite and urge all of us, to come out and honour a President, whose love for Borno has been so obvious.
“I urge us to demonstrate Borno’s creed of hospitality. Borno is known with the culture of dignity, the culture of respect and the culture of honoring our guests.
“Let us once again, show the Borno in all of us, as we host our President,” he said.