Buhari hints on seeking re-election, says 'people of Kano in my pocket'

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Most towns in Kano state are in complete lock down as President Muhammadu Buhari begins his 2-day visit to the state.

President Buhari said, "I know the elections".

He was received at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, traditional rulers as well as politicians, among others.

President Buhari commissions another Ganduje projectAt the Kano Prisons, Buhari gives one of the freed inmates some transport money.

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"I am overwhelmed by the massive turnout of people who left what they were doing to welcome me. So we have to make sacrifice to prepare the youth for the future", Buhari said.

He said his government had played significant roles in restoring peace and harmony in the northeast.

President Buhari also yesterday pardoned 500 inmates in Kano and donated undisclosed cash to them to start businesses.

The "commissioning" of the release of the prisoners took place at the Kurmawa Central Prison in Kano.

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President Buhari also praised Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for his efforts so far at implementing projects that have direct bearing on the standard of living of the people.

Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital and Paediatric Hospital, Zoo Road were projects first initiated by Ibrahim Shekarau's administration who governed the state between 2003 and 2011. I'm proud to see this kind of very big project executed for the people of Kano.

"We are determined to better the life of our people", he stated, as he commended the Kano Emirate which he said consistently supported him in all the public offices he occupied.

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