By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna
The much touted and publicised visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Mokwa in Niger state to commission the multi billion Naira Sunti Sugar project is now slated for Thursday, 15th March, 2018.
The state Deputy Governor on Wednesday visited the Tsagyi community, the host village of Sunti Sugar Company in Mokwa Local Government Area ahead of the President’s visit where he held a pet talk with the village head, community leaders, security chieftains and other key stakeholders in the area.
The Deputy Governor, Ahmed Mohammed Ketso told the communities to come out enmassse to welcome the visiting President.
Ahmed Ketso called on the communities to be good and receptive to the President just as he enjoined them to avail themselves of the job opportunities to be offered by the Sugar Company.
The Ward Head of the Tsagyi village, Iliyasu Kolo assured the state government of the readiness of the people of Tsagyi to receive the visiting President.
Iliyasu Kolo said the community has been yearning to have the sugar company come on stream. He assured of his subjects’ support and cooperation to the present administration in the state.
Reports from the state’s Police Command, said security agencies in the state were well prepared for the President’s visit even as detachments of Police and other security personnel have since been drafted to Mokwa and particularly the vicinities in and around Tsagyi and Sunti area for a close up sentry and operation.
Similarly, information streaming from Mokwa hinted that the presence of security details and advance team from the Presidency were visible in Mokwa ahead of the visit.
A statement from the spokesman for the Police Command, ASP Abubakar Dan Inna Mohammed warned that the Police would not spare anyone disposed to ferment trouble in any part of the state before, during and even after the President’s visit on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari was earlier scheduled to be in Mokwa on Tuesday, 13th March to commission the N50 billion Sunti Sugar Company but the commissioning was shifted to this Thursday, (15th March, 2018).