President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the Government and people of Bauchi State and the Nigerian Air Force for the studious and elaborate preparations made to receive him, and assured that he is going to visit the state at a more auspicious time.
President Buhari’s visit to Bauchi scheduled to take place December 29 had been postponed arising from the prevailing weather conditions in the country.
Bad weather in the current harmattan season led to the delay and cancellation of flights, at Abuja Airport on Thursday, preventing the take-off of the President’s plane for the trip to Bauchi.
President Buhari expressed regret over the disruption.
In a recorded audio and video message, he said he looked forward to the visit in the course of which he was to commission an Air Force medical facility and a number of other projects by the state government.
He said he also intended to thank the people for their relentless support in all his political undertakings.
“We make our plans, God makes His own plans,” said the President.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, in his reaction, said the Federal Government was planning to upgrade the Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), at the country’s major airports, to ensure that they are working better.
This is with a view to minimizing the sort of flight disruptions that have featured every harmattan season.