President Muhammadu Buhari is expected in Borno State on Thursday for a one day official visit.
This was made known in a statement by the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum on Wednesday.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that the President is expected to appraise security challenges in the Northeast and commission some developmental projects executed by the state government during his visit.
Governor Zulum’s statement was titled: “Thursday: Why Buhari deserves Borno’s rousing welcome”.
He said President Buhari was concerned about the humanitarian situation and sincerely committed to finding peace in the troubled state.
Governor Zulum said: “This is why he is visiting us on Thursday.
“While I must admit that we still have security challenges, at the same time, if we cast our minds back to the realities before President Buhari’s coming, we would factually recall, that many of our communities in northern, central and southern Borno, were mostly, no-go-areas.
“President is focused on our security situation. President Buhari has regularly demonstrated deep compassion and love for Borno State.
“Not long ago, President Buhari gave approval for the NNPC, to establish a power plant for us in Borno. This aims to address our electricity problems in Maiduguri and environs. This landmark project will insha’Allah, greatly impact on small, medium and large scale businesses to thrive. The project will improve our social conditions and communal security.
“President Buhari has also approved the take off of a Federal Polytechnic in Monguno. The President is also likely to approve a Federal College of Education for Borno.”
One of the projects the President is expected to commission is the first phase of 10,000 houses which was approved and funded by Mr. President for the resettlement of IDPs and refugees.
The Governor therefore called on the residents 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.”