President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday visited Borno State and addressed troops on the frontline battling insurgency in the Northeast.

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Maiduguri

The President landed at the Air Force base in Maiduguri, the state capital a few minutes before 10.00 am for a one-day working visit.

He was received by the state governor Babagana Zulum and other top government officials in the state.

President Buhari inspecting guard of honour in Maiduguri on Thursday 17 June, 2021.

The President during the visit addressed Nigerian army troops at the headquarters of Theatre Command Operation Heading Kai and 7 Division Nigerian Army, Maiduguri Malari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

He also commissioned some projects including 4,000 houses which were part of the Federal Government’s housing project, as well as some local projects executed by the state government.

In a statement issued earlier, the Borno State government said “the President would commission the first phase of the 10,000 houses which he graciously approved and funded for the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees.”

According to the Governor, the housing project in Borno is the largest Federal Government housing intervention sited in one state.

Professor Babagana Zulum highlighted the other projects approved which he attributed to the President’s compassion and concern for the humanitarian situation in the state.