President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Lokoja, Kogi State capital to inaugurate Governor Yahaya Bello’s legacy projects across the state.
The state governor has thanked the president and his entourage for honoring his invitation to inaugurate the projects that would link the state with the other neighboring states, including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, at the event on Thursday, 29 December.
The governor had also remarked that he wished the president would spend up to a week during his next visit to the state because there were thousands of projects built by his administration to enhance the socio-economic prospect of Kogi State.
Before President Buhari’s arrival, Kogi State had earlier declared today (Thursday) a public holiday in preparation for the President’s visit.
A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, urged the people of Kogi State to come out in large groups to receive the President and show the hospitality the residents of the state are known for.
Recall that a bomb blast at the palace of the paramount traditional ruler and Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr. Ado Ibrahim had happened on Thursday morning, hours before the president’s arrival.