President Muhammadu Buhari has embarked on a weeklong private visit to his hometown in Daura, Katsina State.
The President last visited his hometown in December a year ago, “having stayed away due largely to the global COVID situation”.
Garba Shehu, Presidential Spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
“The aircraft carrying the President from Abuja landed at 4:45pm at the Umaru 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,” Shehu said.
“At hand to receive the President at the Helipad were the Emir, His Highness Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar, leading the members of the Emirate Council and a parade of colorful 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.”
The Presidential Spokesperson further noted that, while in Daura, President Buhari “will carry out a number of private engagements” and will 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.
“While in Daura, the President 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,” he wrote.