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President Jonathan Storms Zamfara, Promises Airport [PHOTOS]

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 took his re-election campaign to the ancient city of Gusau, the capital of Zamfara State.

Welcoming the President and his entourage was a mammoth crowd of Nigerians, beaming with happiness upon seeing the country’s number one citizen.

Asides addressing the crowd, President Jonathan and his team took time to pay homage to the Emir of Gusau.

President Jonathan on pledged to erect a befitting airport in Zamfara State if re-elected as President in the forthcoming polls. The President made the call in Zamfara when he visited the Emir of Gusau, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir. During the visit, he was conferred with the traditional title of “Garkuwan Manoman” (protector of farmers in Zamfara) by the Emir.

The Emir relayed to the President that the State Traditional Council would announce a date for his turbanning, while thanking President Jonathan for appointing two Zamfara natives a members of his cabinet.

While promising to construct the airport, President Jonathan noticed that mosr Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) States surrounding Zamfara had airports.

He said: “All the PDP states around Zamfara have airports. These are places like Jigawa, Gombe and Kebbi. All you have to do is to vote for the PDP and I will work with Shinkafi to give you an airport.

President Jonathan also liked the developmental issues plaguing Zamfara State to the situation in his native Bayelsa State, promising to work with PDP governorship candidate, Mamuda Shinkafi to bring about lasting development in the state,

He said: “That is why we are emphasising on agriculture that Zamfara is known for.

“We must fix Bakolori Dam and irrigation project for our farmers. We will work with you to explore the solid minerals in the state to create jobs for the young people.

“We will also improve education and that is why we created a university in Zamfara State.

“We will make sure we step up on agriculture. That is why we also have a silo here; about 100,000 metric tonnes capacity. We will do everything to make sure we create jobs for you; to make sure that you are educated.”

See pictures from the visit to Gusau, made available by the Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Media and Publicity:


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