President Muhammadu Buhari has embarked on a week-long private visit to his hometown of Daura, Katsina State.
The President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement shared on his on social media (Facebook) page on Friday, said the aircraft that carried Buhari 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.
“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.
“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.
“President Buhari had last visited his hometown in December a year ago, having stayed away due largely to the the global COVID situation,” the statement said.