The Emir of Daura, Umar Farouk Umar, on Saturday, said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, was his favourite person.
Umar disclosed this while speaking at the turbaning ceremony of Alhaji Yusuf Buhari, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Talban Daura – a District Head title, in Daura, Katsina State.
He described Osinbajo, who witnessed the turbaning ceremony of Yusuf Buhari, as a very nice and honest man.
This was disclosed in a statement by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President.
Regarding the Vice President, the Emir of Daura said, “We extend our appreciation to His Excellency, the representative of the President. He – the VP – is a noble man who keeps his promises and a trustworthy person who has so much patience and knows what to do at any given time.”
Continuing, the monarch, who is President Muhammadu Buhari’s Emir, said the VP “is a very good man; he is my favourite person. He is a very nice and honest man.”
Besides Vice President Osinbajo, other dignitaries at the event included the Governors of Katsina: Bello Masari; Kano: Abdullahi Ganduje; the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; and several other members of the National Assembly, such as Senator Kabiru Gaya and Member of the House of Representatives, Hafiz Ibrahim.
There were also the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and members of the Federal Executive Council, including the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu; Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika; Minister of State, Budget & National Planning, Clem Agba; and the Presidential Adviser on Politics, Senator Babafemi Ojudu.