- Although unfavourable weather conditions forced President Buhari to cancel his trip to Zamfara on Thursday, January 27, it was destined by God
- This was the belief of Governor Bello Matawalle who spoke on the development after the presidency announced the postponement of the visit
- Matawalle said in a brief statement that President Buhari's safety is of paramount importance to the state
Zamfara - According to Governor Bello Mattawale, the postponement of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to his state, Zamfara, has God's hand in it.
While announcing the postponement of the president's scheduled visit, Governor Matawalle noted that as Muslims, it believed that God's hands are in the endeavours of men, Punch reports.
The Zamfara governor stated that President Buhari's safety is more important than the interest of the state.
However, Matawalle disclosed that the president has promised to reschedule the visit in no time.
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“As man proposes, God disposes. I am sadly announcing that President Muhammadu Buhari has postponed his condolence visit to Zamfara due to the sharp drop in weather conditions.
“With poor visibility, the President could not make it to Zamfara. As Muslims, we accepted this as something destined by Allah.
“The safety of our President is greater than our interest.
“However, I have spoken with the President who assured me of rescheduling the visit soon.”
President Buhari cancels Zamfara trip, gives reason
Meanwhile, the condolence visit to Zamfara state by President Buhari scheduled for Thursday, January 27, had been canceled.
Mattawale confirming the development said Buhari postponed the visit due to poor weather conditions that affected his flight.
Speaking further, Mattawale said a new date for the Nigerian leader’s visit to the north-west state would be announced later.
Buhari was scheduled to move to Zamfara from Sokoto after commissioning some projects but he went back to Abuja instead after calling off the trip.
Legit.ng previously reported that in the wake of brutal attacks on several communities in Zamfara state no fewer than 143 bodies had been recovered and buried.
The attacks took place on Wednesday, January 5, and Thursday, January 6 in Anka and Bukuyyum local government areas.