President Buhari to pay one-day working visit to Sokoto

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay a one-day working visit to Sokoto State on Saturday.


The spokesman of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Imam Imam, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto on Friday that the President would be in the state to inspect and inaugurate some developmental projects.

Imam said among the projects earmarked for inauguration by Buhari is the 500 units housing estate at Kalambaina, Sokoto.

The project was initiated by former Governor Aliyu Wamakko and completed by Tambuwal.

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The houses will be sold to civil servants in the state to further reduce housing deficit in the state.

Imam also said President Buhari would use the opportunity of the visit to witness the 3000 horses Durban organised as part of the 10th year anniversary of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111, on the throne.

The events marking the historic anniversary have been going on smoothly since November 2.

Imam added: “The state government is appreciative of the laudable support and cooperation of the generality of the people of the state.

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“We are however imploring them to sustain the tempo, as well as intensify their fervent prayers for peace, unity and socioeconomic prosperity of Nigeria.”

Speaking on the durbar, a Senior Counsellor in the Sultanate Council of Sokoto, Alhaji Hassan Danbaba, said: “The Emir of Kano and the Etsu Nupe had brought 500 horses each, while the Emir of Argungu brought 700.

“Some of the horses were brought from Katsina, parts of Sokoto and other Emirates in the country.”

Danbaba, who is also the Magajin Garin Sokoto, added that arrangements had been concluded to make the historic event hitch-free and memorable.

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NAN recalls that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had on Thursday in Sokoto declared open an International Symposium on the Sokoto Caliphate.

The speakers at the symposium included a Professor Emeritus from the University College, London, Prof. Murray Last.

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