President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Kano State for the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ahead of his arrival, residents of the state and APC supporters had converged at the Sani Abacha Stadium in the state.
With security beefed up before the Commander-in-Chief’s visit, the State’s Commissioner of Information, Mr Mohammed Garba, said the government and people of the state are ready to receive the President.
Tweets by Bashir Ahmad, a personal aide to Buhari on New Media, affirmed that the President has arrived Kano as scheduled.
There are also plans to have the President Buhari commission some projects executed by the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration pending the President’s schedule.
“It depends on the schedule of Mr President. I want to assure you that we are indeed prepared to receive Mr President.
“As you can see, we have worked round the clock. We have quite a number of projects which if time allows, we will convince Mr President to see some of them that have been executed by the Kano State Governor,” Mr Mohammed Garba said on Thursday.
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The presidential election is less than three weeks from now, President Buhari would be looking to win the hearts of residents in Kano which is considered the state with the second highest number of registered voters in the country.
Below are other photos from the Sani Abacha Stadium where a crowd is awaiting the President’s arrival.
In Kano state, North West Nigeria, hundreds of residents turned out to celebrate Nigeria’s Independent Day anniversary held at Sani Abacha Stadium in Kofar Mata.
Channels TV correspondent reports that the celebration was conducted in a colorful manner as the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, promised to continue to execute development projects for the people of the state.
Security agencies, students, workers and labour unions as well as paramilitary agencies across the state had a match past to add variety the celebrations.
Governor Abdullahi who reviewed the match past, said that government was fully aware of the hardship citizens were facing, owing to the economic recession and that they would continue to work hard in solving the problems of the people.
Governor Ganduje said that so far his government, in collaboration with all security agencies has succeeded in curtailing the activities of cattle rustlers, and that kidnapping had also reduced to the barest minimum.
He assured residents that he would complete all the ongoing projects before the end of his tenure and urged them to continue to pray for the continued existence of the country.
The Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) defending champions, Kano Pillars have been beaten at home for the first time in 12 years, following a 1-2 defeat in the hands of visiting Nasarawa United at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Mannir Ubale and Yaro Bature scored the goals for the Lafia-based club.
Sunshine Stars thrashed El-kanemi Warriors 5-nil to boost Coach Kennedy Boboye’s men chance of lifting their first domestic title.
In other games played on Sunday, Sharks FC beat Bayelsa United at home by a lone goal, while Akwa United and Giwa FC settled for a 2-2 draw.
Rangers International and Dolphins of Port Harcout played a 1-1 draw, as Warri Wolves edged out Wikki Tourists 1-nil.
Abia Warriors beat Heartland FC 1-nil, while Kwara United also defeated Shooting Stars by same score line.