Buhari cancels Zamafara visit


President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his scheduled visit to Zamfara state, citing poor weather condition.

State Governor Bello Matawalle announced this today saying the President, who was scheduled to take off from Sokoto aboard helicopter, had to postpone the visit due to poor visibility.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) had earlier forecasted more dust plumes around the North West and North East states capable of dropping visibility below 1 thousand meters, leaving flights cancellations and delays in its wake.

At Sokoto, President Muhammadu Buhari had commissioned a three million metric tonnes cement plant of BUA in the state.

The President was accompanied by the Governor of Sokoto State, Right Honorable Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele; Chairman of BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Isyaka Rabi’u and Chairman of Max Air, Alhaji Dahiru Bara’u Mangal, among others.