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Buhari lands in Ogun, inaugurates projects, gets new name [PHOTOS]




Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Ogun for the inauguration of some projects executed by the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, TopNaija reports.

Buhari who arrived at 11.37am was received by Abiodun, governors of Yobe, Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states and other top government officials at Mojoda area in the Ijebu-Ode Council Area.

Buhari was dressed in flowing agbada made with the popular local Adire material.

The President immediately cut the tape for the inauguration of the 14 km Ijebu-Ode /Mojoda/Epe Expressway.

Buhari, during the visit, would inaugurate the 42km Sagamu Interchange–Abeokuta dual carriageway, which is now renamed as the President Muhammadu Buhari Expressway.

The President is expected to inaugurate two housing estates during the visit, the 527-Unit Low and Medium Housing scheme at Kobape in Obafemi-Owode Local Government and the 83 -Unit duplexes at Kings Court Estate at Oke Mosan, in Abeokuta.

Buhari is also scheduled to hold a stakeholders’ meeting at the Presidential Lodge in Abeokuta to end the visit.

The President, during his visit, will also attend a town hall meeting where he is expected to interact with stakeholders and leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the state.

Meanwhile, the ancient city of Abeokuta is wearing a new look with the highways, bridges and other major public institutions and places being beautifully decorated as part of arrangement to add colour to the programme.

The Federal Road Safety Corps and the state traffic monitoring and control agency had closed some major roads to traffic while they created and opened up alternative routes in the state.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has earned a new name in Ogun on Thursday as he visited to commission five major projects of Governor Dapo Ibadan.

Buhari who will now be known as Omowale, also promised to deliver two Federal highways, the Lagos-Ibadan and Sagamu-Benin, before the end of this year.

To mark Buhari’s new name, Governor Abiodun gave Buhari a symbolic giant key to Ogun state and declared that he is now a full fledged indigene of Ogun.

President Buhari had begun his military career in 1963 in Abeokuta after military training at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot in England.

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