PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived Kano for a two-day official visit to the state, where he got a rousing welcome from a mammoth crowd at the airport and along the major streets in the metropolis.
He was received at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, traditional rulers as well as politicians, among others.
Buhari, who expressed surprise at the turn out of crowd to receive him, said, “by what I see today, if elections are contested I will no doubt win it”, stressing that, “I am overwhelmed by the sea of people I see”.
He spoke when he paid a visit to the palace of the Emir of Kano, stating that, “I know Kano people are aware of the tremendous job we did on security and agriculture”.
He said he was at the Emir’s palace because the emirate council has been playing tremendous roles in his government’s success.
The President explained that the stability of the north and Nigeria is paramount and he is determined to make Nigeria a peaceful country.
As part of his visit, the President on Wednesday afternoon visited the Kurmawa Central Prison in Kano where he freed 500 prisoners.
While granting the amnesty to the prisoners, he said it was part of his general prison decongestion exercise in the country; and to allow those inmates with minor cases who have stayed long in prison to go home.