President Buhari on 1-week private visit to home town Daura
President Muhammadu Buhari will be spending the next 1-week in Daura, Katsina State, his home state on a private visit, according to presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
The President arrived at his state capital via Abuja landed at 4:45 pm on Friday at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport in Katsina where he 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 a statement, Shehu said the President was also received at the helipad in Daura, his home town by the Emir, 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, President 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, Yemi Osinbajo.
The President last visited his hometown in December 2019, having stayed away largely due to the global COVID-19 situation.
Bandits have taken over substantial parts of the state in recent time with many farmers killed and villagers kidnapped by the bandits.