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Buhari visits Plateau, inaugurates roads projects in Jos

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A large crowd of supporters turned out to receive President Muhammadu Buhari in Jos where he commissioned two completed road projects, on Thursday, March 9, 2018.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated some road projects in Jos, the Plateau capital.

Buhari is undertaking his first visit to Plateau since he assumed office in 2015.

The road projects the president inaugurated included Mararaba Jammaa-British American Junction Way, Miango-Rafiki Road and the Secretariat Junction Flyover.

In brief speeches he delivered at all the points, Buhari commended Gov. Simon Lalong for making the construction and rehabilitation of roads his priority.

He also commended the quality of work done and urged other state governors to emulate their Plateau counterpart.

Buhari, who is on a two-day visit to the North Central state, had earlier been received on arrival at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Heipang, by Làlong and his Nasarawa counterpart, Tanko Almakura.

Meanwhile, security was tightened up in most parts of Jos, Plateau State, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day working visit to the North-Central State.

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Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who went around the city, observed heavy security presence with fierce-looking armed personnel in areas considered as flashpoints.

NAN also observed that armoured tanks were positioned around many roundabouts in the city centre, while various teams of security personnel in siren-blaring vehicles were seen patrolling the city.

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Mr Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who spoke to NAN, said that the strategy was to ensure “visibility policing” and facilitate quick response to distress calls.

“The heavy presence of the security personnel is deterrent in nature; it will create fear among members of the public, particularly those with evil intention,” he said.

NAN reports that Buhari, who is visiting Plateau for the first time since he became President in 2015, is expected to inaugurate some road projects and also launch the state’s tractor ownership scheme.

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