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President Buhari to visit Sokoto Tomorrow – to witness 3,000-horse Durbar for Sultan of Sokoto 10th Anniversary & More



muhammadu-buhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay a one-day working visit Tito, Sokoto State on Saturday.

The Spokesman of Governor 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 Durbar organised as part of the 10th Year Anniversay of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111.

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.”

Danbaba, who is also the Magajin Garin Sokoto, added that, arrangements had been concluded to make the historic event hitch-free and memorable.

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.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. M

    November 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    PRIORITIES! sai baba!

  2. M

    November 4, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Pls remember to ask for and bring back our Habiba.

  3. Confuzzled

    November 4, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    SO he can’t find the time to visit the Niger Delta, which is currently the lifeblood of Nigeria’s economy, even for a day, but he has time to go watch ceremonies and horses? OK!!

  4. Big Tee

    November 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Same president who cancelled his trip to PH?….kontinue

  5. Marlvina

    November 4, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    So in simpler terms, he’s going to see 3,000 horses. Can’t he watch that on tv?

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