By Abdullahi Yusuf
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State for his provision of infrastructure for the development of the state, over the years.
Buhari made the remark on Monday during a special Presidential Lunch organised in his honour by the State Government at the Government House,Kano.
The president particularly mentioned the Underpass bridges and roads provided by Ganduje Administration which he said were facilitating free flow of traffic in the state.
He also commended Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State for his performance in infrastructure, including roads and overhead bridges.
He said that the roads and bridges provided by Governor EI-Rufa’i and his Kano State counterpart,Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje were facilitating smooth flow of traffic in and between the two states and the neighbouring states.
Earlier, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, thanked the president for what he had been doing for the development of Kano State such as the ongoing AKK Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project, the ongoing Kaduna-Kano-Katsina-Maradi, Niger republic railway project,and the Kano-Dutse railway project.
Ganduje said by executing these projects,the president was making Kano the commercial nerve centre of Northern states,as well as the commercial nerve centre of some West African States.
He also thanked the president for coming to the state to commission projects executed by the State Government and the Federal Government.
Such projects, Ganduje said included the Cancer Treatment Centre at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu; Muhammadu Buhari Road Interchange at NNPC Station, along Maiduguri Road; Aliko Dangote Ultra-Modern Skills Acquisition Centre, Zaria Road, and a Federal Government Housing Units project at Gandun Sarki, Darmanawa.
Part of the lunch was also presentations by some Ministers on the Federal projects commissioned by the president during the visit, such as the 10 megawatt federal government, Kano Grid Solar Power, the multi-billion Naira Dala Inland Dry Port in Zawachiki, Kumbotso local government area and the 4 Tier Data Centre and office complex at Galaxy Backbone Limited Project at Ahmadu Bello Way.
The Ministers included Prof.Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed and the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu.