President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to be received by Chief John Odigie, National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) and top government and party officials in Edo State.
President Buhari begins his two-day visit to Edo today.
The Minister of Transport, Chief Rotimi Amaechi, Mr Chibudum Nwuche, APC South South leader, outgoing Edo Dep. Gov. Pius Odubu and service commanders are also at the Benin Airport awaiting Buhari’s arrival.
Officers of the combined armed forces are putting finishing touches to their practice to receive the President on arrival at the airport.
Meanwhile, movements is restricted around the Oba of Benin palace ground near the Kings Square ahead of Buhari’s courtesy visit to Omo n’ Oba N’edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare N’ gidigan 11. Heavy presence of security personnel within the palace premises directing traffic while the few persons allowed within the palace ground are being frisked.
Buhari is expected to visit Oba Ewuare, inaugurate the new ultra model Central Hospital on Sapele road, the constructed Siluko road and the reclaimed Queen Ede gully site all in Benin.
The President is expected to also inaugurate the Edo University, Iyamho, Estako West Local Government Area of Edo North Central district on Tuesday before his departure for Abuja.