Buhari Arrives Daura For One-Week Visit


Buhari To Depart For Mali On ThursdayPresident Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday arrived in Daura, Katsina State, to begin a one-week visit to his country home.

The presidential aircraft carrying the president and some members of his entourage landed at Umaru Musa Yar’adua Airport, Katsina at about 4.30 p.m.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

President Buhari was received by the Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, senior government officials, and the heads of security agencies in the state.

Others are 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 disembarking, the President received the gift of a horse and a decorated sword in his capacity as Bayajiddan Daura from the Emir.

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

Buhari last visited Daura on December 2, 2019, when he inaugurated construction work on the N18 billion University of Transportation. He however stayed away largely due to the global COVID-19 situation.

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