By Abdullahi Yusuf
Security has been beefed up in parts of Kano metropolis in readiness for President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state today to commission eight development projects in the state.
As early as 7 a.m., security personnel such as the Police, the Civil Defence Corps, the Federal Roads Safety Corps as well as the state’s Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) could be sighted on some roads in the state capital in preparation for the visit.
The roads manned by the security operatives include Sabo Bakin Zuwo road, formerly known as State Road,Emir’s Palace Road, Ahmadu Bello Way and Audu Bako Way.
A statement issued on Sunday by the State Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs,Malam Muhammad Garba, said arrangements had been concluded to receive the President.
Garba said that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje would receive the President and his entourage, adding that while in Kano, Buhari would commission the 10 megawatts federal government, Kano Grid Solar Power, and the multi-billion Naira Dala Inland Dry Port in Zawachiki, Kumbotso local government area.
He also said Buhari would ccommission the Kano State Data Centre at Audu Bako Secretariat, Tier Data Centre and office complex at Galaxy Backbone Limited Project at Ahmadu Bello Way.
The rest the commissioner said are:Cancer Treatment Centre at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu; Muhammadu Buhari Road Rotary Interchange at NNPC Station, along Maiduguri Road; Aliko Dangote Ultra-Modern Skill Acquisition Centre, Zaria Road and a Federal Government Housing Units at Gandun Sarki, Darmanawa.