Buhari hits Daura for a special visit


President Muhammadu Buhari has shown up in Daura, Katsina State for seven days in length private visit.

The airplane passing on the President from Abuja arrived at 4:45 pm on Friday at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport in Katsina.

A statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu said the president was gotten by the Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, his appointee, Mannir Yakubu, senior government authorities, and the heads of security organizations in the state.

In Daura to receive President Buhari at the helipad were the Emir, His Highness Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar, leading the members of the Emirate Council and a parade of colourful horse riders and courtiers.

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Shortly upon disembarkation, the President received the gift of a horse and a decorated sword in his capacity as Bayajiddan Daura from the Emir.

“While in Daura, Buhari will carry out a number of private engagements but is expected to participate virtually in the meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, to be presided over by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN,” the statement said.

The President last visited his hometown in December 2019, having stayed away largely due to the global COVID-19 situation.


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