President Muhammadu Buhari, has cancelled his one-day official visit to Imo State, billed for Tuesday (today).
Buhari was expected in Imo, to commission among other projects, a statue of him, constructed by the Imo State Government.
Already, an advance team of Aides and Journalists have arrived Owerri, the Imo State capital, for the anticipated visit.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Imo State Governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, said that the visit was postponed, as the President was yet to return from Saudi Arabia, where he performed this year’s holy pilgrimage.
The statement said: “We humbly wish to inform the general public and Imo people in particular, that His Excellency, the President and Commander -in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has not returned from Saudi Arabia, where he is at the moment with other Muslims from all parts of the world on pilgrimage.
“Against the backdrop of this development, the scheduled visit of the President to Imo State, for the commissioning of some key projects of Governor Rochas Okorocha, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, (today), has been postponed.”