Sokoto - President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay a
one-day working visit to Sokoto State on Saturday.
The Spokesman of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, Imam Imam, told the
News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Sokoto on Friday that the President would be in
the state to inspect and inaugurate some developmental projects.
Imam said that, among the projects earmarked for
inauguration by the president is the 500-housing estate at Kalambaina-Sokoto.
The project was initiated by former Governor Aliyu Wamakko
and completed by Tambuwal.
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 anniversary
of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111.
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The events marking the historic anniversary have been going
on smoothly since Nov. 2.
“The state government is appreciative of the laudable
support and cooperation of the generality of the people of the state.
“We are however imploring them to sustain the tempo, as well
as intensify their fervent prayers for peace, unity and socioeconomic
prosperity of Nigeria,” Imam added.
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.”
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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