By Yusuf Adua
Nigeria President and commander in chief of the armed forces, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Daura, Katsina State for a week-long private visit.
The aircraft conveying the President from Abuja landed at 4:45 pm on Friday at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport in Katsina.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam 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.
To receive Mr. President in his hometown 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.
Upon disembarkment, 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 several 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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