President Buhari has thrown insight as to why he canceled his trip to Bauchi.
The president said the cancellation became necessary due to poor weather conditions.
A presidency source made the revelation today through one of Aso Villa’s social media handles.
“My visit to Bauchi has been postponed arising from the prevailing weather conditions in the country.
“Uncooperative weather has been the bane of air travel in the current harmattan season.
“It has led to the delay and cancellation of flights.
“It reared its head in Abuja Airport this morning, preventing the take-off of the President’s plane for the trip to Bauchi.
“Technical information received from the weather station showed that visibility as at this morning was 600 meters.
“The minimum visibility required for takeoff is 800 meters.
“The visibility was expected to drop to 300 meters before improving to permissible limit later in the day.
“The commander of the Presidential Air Fleet, Air Commodore Hassan Abubakar, said that the Presidential Aircraft was in perfect condition, the weather in Bauchi was alright, but that the problem was in Abuja.
“In canceling the visit to the state, President Buhari expressed regret over the disruption caused by the bad weather.
“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.
“President Buhari thanked the Government and people of Bauchi State.
“He also thanked the Nigerian Air Force for the studious and elaborate preparations made to receive him.
“He assured that he is going to visit the state at a more auspicious time,” a presidential statement said.