Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, arrived Benin city, the Edo state capital on Monday, for a two-day working visit and met with the Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, at his palace.
It was the President’s first visit to the monarch’s palace since his coronation as the Oba of Benin kingdom on October 20, 2016.
On welcoming the President, Oba Ewurare appealed to him to create a sea port in the state.
President Buhari proceeded to commission some key projects carried out by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
The projects include the newly constructed central hospital, the Siluko road as well as the gully erosion reclamation project, at the Queen Ede Agbor road, and the New Era Secondary School now renamed Samuel Ogbemudia Secondary School.
At the Central Hospital, Benin City, President Muhammadu Buhari was received by a powerful delegation of federal and state government officials, party chieftains, traditional rulers and other residents of the state.
His first assignment was the commissioning of the hospital, where he applauded the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole for the completion of the facility.
It is the last time Mr Oshiomhole would be hosting President Muhammadu Buhari in his capacity as Governor of Edo state.
The last time Mr President was in Benin was to campaign for the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the state governorship election in Edo state, that saw Governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki, emerge as winner.
A valedictory session was held for the outgoing Governor on Sunday evening.