Buhari arrives in Nasarawa for state visit

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President Buhari with Nasarawa state governor Almakura

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday arrived in Lafia, capital of Nasarawa state, for a state visit and to commission some projects.

The president was received by the state governor, Tanko Al-Makura; Plateau State governor, Mr. Simon Lalong; and Deputy Governor of Benue state and other dignitaries.

Nasarawa Governor Tanko Al-Makura hands over rice plant to farmers
Nasarawa Governor Tanko Al-Makura

Some of the projects to be commissioned are Lafia Comprehensive Special School; Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Centre in Kwandere; Muhammadu Buhari International market, Karu.

Ahead of the visit security personnel have been deployed in major streets.

The police and other personnel of other security agencies have been stationed in strategic locations.

They were also stationed in some towns, including Akwanga, Keffi and Karu.

Mr. Bello Ahmed, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, had on Monday said over 4,000 personnel were deployed to provide security during the visit.

The deployment of the men was to ensure a hitch-free visit.

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong relaxes curfew in Jos
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State

Ahmed, said that the command had put up a robust security arrangement with sister agencies to ensure a successful visit of the President to the state.

He said about 3,000 officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other security agencies would be working in synergy with the police.

Ahmed said that security personnel would be positioned in strategic locations, adding that there would be road diversions along the route where the President would inaugurate some projects.

“I appeal to members of the public to be law abiding as they come out massively to welcome the president to the state.

“I also urge you to cooperate with the security agencies as they discharge their duties,’’ Ahmed said.

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