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Published On: Fri, Apr 27th, 2018

Buhari in Bauchi, restates intention to seek reelection

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From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi

President Muhammadu Buhari has yesterday restated his intention to seek reelection for second term in the 2019 presidential election when he arrived Bauchi State on a two day visit where he commissioned roads constructed by Governor Mohammed Abubakar and agricultural tools.
Flagging off the distribution of farming implements to farmers at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium Bauchi, President Buhari restated the commitment of the Federal government in its effort to boost Agriculture, education, security and fight against corrupt practices.
Buhari advised Nigerians to give education priority and urged them to take their children to school to enable them work and become self-reliant and to contribute to the growth and development of the country.
He pledged to continue to fight all corrupt practices and assured that government would continue to provide security of lives and properties to the people.
The President restated his intention to re-contest the forth coming general election in 2019 and commended the Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and other governors who are working hard for their people.
He said “I had already declared my intention to re-contest; and I will contest the election by the grace of Allah in 2019.”
Governor Mohammed Abubakar said his government is committed to boost agriculture by supplying 500 tractors and other farming tools that included power tillers, water pumps, and fertilizers, modern planting of seeds machines, ox-plough to boost agriculture from the grass root.
He commended president Buhari for his giant stride in the areas of agriculture and his laudable programmes that save the socio economic activities in the country.
Finally Buhari has visited Bauchi after two failed attempt since after his inauguration in 2015.
Immediately after he arrived Bauchi around 10;20am Buhari was received at sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International airport by Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar his Adamawa State counterpart Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow , Chief of Defence Staff General Abayomi Olanisakin, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar Minister of Defence Brigadier General Mannir Dan Ali rtd, Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewale, Minister of Women Affairs Hajiya Jummai Alhassan, Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris top government functionaries and APC officials.
Immediately after his arrival he inspected a guard of Honour and later went and inaugurated Nigerian Airforce base special operation referral Hospital in Bauchi.
A mammoth crowd at the airport and along major streets in Bauchi State to give President a rousing welcome.

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