President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, will be in Maiduguri today for another state visit during which he would be cutting tape for the commissioning of several projects done by the Borno state government.
The number one citizen would also be commissioning other projects privately undertaken and donated to the federal government, by his inlaw, Alhaji Muhammed Ndimi.
Buhari who is expected to arrive in town alongside some of his cabinet members and all the service chiefs would also address frontline troops.
One of the landmark projects to be commissioned by the president is the multibillion naira double deck over bridge constructed by the government of Professor Babagana Zulum at the Customs Roundabout that links three main routes along Gamboru Ngala highway.
The president would also commission yet another mega school built by the Borno state government, at Kasheri suburb of Maiduguri along Damboa road before proceeding to the University of Maiduguri to do the main event of commissioning the state of the earth Faculty of Long Distance Learning single-handedly built by one of the richest men in Nigeria, Muhammed Ndimi, who is also an inlaw to the president.
The Humanitarian Times also gathered the first project to be commissioned by the president upon his landing at the airport is the N14 billion Julius Berger-constructed private hanger owned by his inlaw, Mr. Ndimi at the Maiduguri International Airport.
Borno state is one of the most visited states for the presidency in the last three years.
The Humanitarian Times would be updating the public on this very important visit of the president as the event unfold.
Presidential visit in Nigeria are deemed important as it provides an opportunity for citizens to have a feel of the presence of their elected leader, and also gives them a sense of belonging.
The visit also makes the host government do more work for their people especially by surface dressing roads with potholes, painting the median separators, cleaning the environment, especially areas to be visited by the president, and even an opportunity for some lucky residents to get money in their pockets through awarding of petty contracts for the nice facelift projects hurriedly done by the host government.