President Buhari: Why I Cancelled My Trip to Bauchi

President Buhari Talks Climate
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during German President Joachim Gauck's visit to the State House in Abuja

In today's political news headline, the Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Bauchi, planned for Dec. 29, 2016, had been put off because of prevailing climate conditions in the nation.

This data is contained in an announcement issued in Abuja by Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President.

As per Shehu, the awful climate conditions experienced at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Thursday morning kept the take-off of the President's plane for the trek to Bauchi.

"Uncooperative climate, which has been the worst thing about air go in the ebb and flow harmattan season prompting to defer and cancelation of flights, raised its head in Abuja Airport toward the beginning of today, keeping the take-off of the President's plane for the trek to Bauchi.

"Specialized data got from the climate station demonstrated that visibility as at toward the beginning of today was 600 meters, 200 meters shy of the 800 meters insignificantly required for a sheltered air ship take-off.

"As indicated by the data accessible, the visibility was relied upon to drop to 300 meters before enhancing as far as possible later in the day.

"The authority of the Presidential Air Fleet, Air Commodore Hassan Abubakar, said that the Presidential Aircraft was in impeccable condition, the climate in Bauchi was okay, however that the issue was in Abuja,'' Shehu expressed.

President Buhari was cited as communicating misgiving over the interruption brought on by the terrible climate.

In a recorded sound and video message, President Buhari said he anticipated the visit over the span of which he was to commission an Air Force restorative office and various different activities by the state government.

He said he additionally proposed to thank the general population for their constant support in all his political endeavors.

"We make our arrangements, God makes His own arrangements," the President said.

President Buhari expressed gratitude toward the Government and individuals of Bauchi State and the Nigerian Air Force for the studious and expand arrangements made to get him.

As per him, he will visit the state at a more propitious time.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President's visit to Bauchi was at first put off on Dec. 13 because of his excursion to Gambia planned to settle the political stalemate emerging from President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to acknowledge the aftereffect of the nation's presidential decision.

Then, the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has said that the Federal Government is wanting to update the Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) at the nation's significant airplane terminals for productivity.
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