Saturday, 9 April 2016
Osinbajo Visits Kano, Assures Nigerians Every Problem Will Be Solved
The Vice President gave the assurance in Kano during a one-day working visit to the state. He said that the All Progressives Congress-led government was fully aware of the problems and pains Nigerians were going through, especially on the issue of fuel scarcity and the subsequent price increase.
Professor Osinbajo asked Nigerians to continue to support their administration and to bear the present situation.
The Vice President after he was welcomed at the airport, visited the Sabon Gari market which was recently destroyed by fire in company of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. He also flagged off the reconstruction of one and half kilometre Road in Sabon Gari area of the state.
Hundreds of Kano residents and party supporters followed the Vice President to the flagged off the construction of Sharada Under Pass Bridge.
Professor Osinbajo commended the State government for its efforts in executing developmental projects for the people of the state and gave the assurance that the Federal Government would continue to assist state governments that were willing to do better for its people.
Governor Ganduje told the Vice President that his Government had initiated various developmental projects for the people of Kano State and that his administration would continue to do its best for the socio-economic development of the state. He also explained that the projects were executed with taxes collected from the law abiding citizens of the state.
During the visit, however, journalists were restricted from covering some parts of the visit and some of them alleged the decision was taken because the VP wanted to avoid reporters who may wish to ask him questions about fuel situation in Nigeria. Correspondent and Government House press crew vehicles were removed from the convoy at the Aminu Kano International Airport but after a heated debate between members of the Correspondent Chapel and one Akande Bamidele, who was described as the Vice President’s escort commander, a Civilian Bus was allowed to carry all the Journalists.
On reaching the site of the Under Pass Bridge, three armed policemen were directed to stop the press vehicle from following the Vice President’s convoy.
Although no reason was given, sources said the Kano Governor was angry and don’t want journalists to capture some group of party supporters who were chanting the name of the former State Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
At the orders of the state chairman of the Correspondent Chapel all Journalists were disengaged from the convoy and asked to return to their offices. The Vice President’s visit to Kano was said to have ended with the visit to the popular Amana City constructed during the last administration of Governor Kwankwaso.