Homesick Buhari hits Daura for weeklong private visit

December 11, 2020
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File Photo: Buhari and Gov. Masari in Katsina

By Olufunmilola Olukomaiya

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Daura, Katsina State for a week-long private visit.

The aircraft conveying the President from Abuja landed at 4:45pm on Friday at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport in Katsina.

A statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu said the president was received by the Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, senior government officials and the heads of security agencies 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.

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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