President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Kano State to declare open the Nigeria Air Force week commencing today.
Former presidential aide, Bashir Ahmed confirmed Buhari’s arrival on his microblogging platform on Monday, Naija News reports.
However, the President who was received at the airport by Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other dignitaries, began his tour by first visiting family members of the victims of the last week explosion in the state.
Recall that at least nine people were confirmed dead days ago when an device exploded from a storey building, wrecking down the structure and nearby buildings.
Buhari commiserated with the families, the Emir and the government of Kano state on the unfortunate incident, which the police have said was caused by a gas/chemical explosion.
Having welcomed the President, Governor Ganduje said the government has given N9million as compensation to the family of the deceased persons while N2million was given to 10 persons seriously injured and N1million was given to those with minor injuries.
He also noted that a business centre, African Centre, affected by the explosion was given N2million while Winners Academy, which students suffered injuries from the explosion and glasses shattered got N1million.
On his part, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, thanked the president for his gesture, saying the people of Kano are not surprised by the president’s visit because he (Buhari) has always identified with the masses.
He prayed that credible leaders will emerge for Nigeria during the forthcoming General Election.
Meanwhile, heavy security personnel have been mounted in designated places in Kano ahead of the President’s arrival earlier, Naija News reports.
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