President Muhammadu Buhari is in his hometown Daura, Katsina State, for a weeklong private visit.
The aircraft carrying the President from Abuja landed at 4:45pm yesterday at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport in Katsina, where he was received by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, his Deputy, Mannir Yakubu, senior government officials and heads of security agencies in the state.
In Daura to receive the President at the helipad were the Emir, Alhaji Umar Faruk Umar, leading the members of the Emirate Council, and a parade of colourful horse riders and courtiers.
Shortly upon alighting from the aircraft, the President received the gift of a horse and a decorated sword in his capacity as Bayajiddan Daura from the emir.
While in Daura, Buhari would carry out a number of private engagements, but is expected to participate virtually in the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, to be presided over by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
A statement his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, yesterday night, explained that the President last visited his hometown in December last year, having stayed away largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.