Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital is wearing a new look ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s one day working visit to the state today.
This will be the first time President Muhammadu Buhari is visiting Nasarawa State since his election in twenty fifteen.
Most public buildings, especially those along major roads within the state capital have been given a face lift and clearance of dumps, speed bumps as well as roadside traders and illegal motor parks.
A former Secretary General African Union of the Blind, Mrs Esther Awu said the president’s visit to Nasarawa State came at the right time in view of prevailing violence in border communities between Benue and Nasarawa States.
A retired civil servant in the state Alhaji Ladan Adokwe expressed belief that the president would address the plight of pensioners in the state.
Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Mohammed Abdullahi Bako describes the visit of the President as renewal of hope for the youths.
Nasarawa State president, National Council for Women Societies, Mrs Aisha Idoma expressed happiness over the president’s visit to the state and called for involvement of more women in governance.
Chairman, Contact and Mobilisation Sub Committee on the presidential visit who is also the state chairman of All Progressives Congress, Mr Philip Tattari Shekwo said arrangements have been concluded to receive the president.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to commission some projects during the visit.
Correspondent Chris Nyamtu captures expectations of some residents on the president’s visit to the state and reports that public buildings and major streets in Lafia, the state capital are being painted and rehabilitated as the state government has declared tomorrow as public holiday to enable civil servants the opportunity to welcome the president to the state .
BY: CHRIS NYAMTU/LAFIA.