Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday jetted out of Abuja for his hometown, Daura in Katsina State, to begin a seven-day private visit.
This is President Buhari’s first visit since December 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The president’s ‘private visit’ was made known in a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari in Daura on week-long private visit.”
According to the statement, Buhari will participate in the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting virtually from his hometown.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari is in Daura, Katsina State for a week-long private visit.
“The aircraft carrying the President from Abuja landed at 4:45pm 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 Daura to receive President Buhari 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.
“Shortly 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, 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, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.”