Buhari Storms Kano

By Ikenga Chronicles December 6, 2017

Buhari Storms Kano

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived Kano on a two-day official visit to the state.He was received at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, traditional rulers as well as politicians, among others.

A mammoth crowd was also at the airport and along the major streets in the metropolis, giving the President a rousing welcome.

As part of his visit, the President on Wednesday afternoon visited the Kurmawa Central Prison in Kano where he freed 500 prisoners.

Mr. Buhari said while granting the amnesty to the prisoners, said that it was part of his general prison decongestion exercise in the country, and to allow those inmates with minor cases who have stayed long in prison to go home.

Before the visit to the prison, the President visited the Emir of Kano at his palace.

“I am overwhelmed by the sea of people I see,” Buhari said of the mammoth crowd that came to welcome him. “And by what I see today, if elections are contested I will no doubt win it.”

Speaking further, Buhari said, “I know Kano people are aware of the tremendous job we did on security and agriculture.”

He disclosed that he was at the Emir’s palace because the Emirate Council has been playing tremendous roles in his government’s success.