President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday, visited Nasarawa state where he inaugurated some projects, amongst which is the Muhammadu Buhari International Market.
Meanwhile, some residents of Nassarawa State have expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state will help to boost economic activities of the state.
The residents said the projects would boost economic activities and impact positively on their standard of living.
Some of the residents told newsmen in Karu on Tuesday that President Buhari deserved a rousing welcome bearing in mind the importance of projects he inaugurated during his working visit.
Security was beefed up in Karu and environs to ensure orderliness and protection of lives and property.
A trader, Mrs. Grace Ebere, said she was happy that President Buhari visited the state to inaugurate the projects.
“The market and other projects will boost economic activities, improve our standard of living and generate employment to the teeming population.
“It will boost internally generated revenue of the state, thereby boosting the socio-economic development of the state.
“His visit will no doubt bring blessings as it will also improve the standard of education as the president will also commission the Special School in Lafia,” she said.
She appealed to the President to initiate more business friendly policies aimed at improving the living condition of Nigerians.
Malam Ali Abu, another trader, also said President Buhari’s visit to the state would boost economic activities in the state which in turn will improve the capacity of the people to meet their basic needs.
“We learnt that President Buhari will visit the state to inaugurate some projects including markets and we believe that the inauguration of the projects including the Muhammadu Buhari International market, Karu, will boost economic activities.
“A lot of people will be engaged when President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurates markets across the state, thereby reducing the rate of unemployment in the state and also boosting the state’s internally generated revenue,’’ he said.
Abu called on youths to comport themselves well during and after the President’s visit and to respect constituted authorities as well as be law-abiding.