The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said Buhari would undertake private engagements while in Daura.
The presidential aide added that the President would also participate in the next Wednesday’s virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council from his hometown.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is in Daura, Katsina for a week-long private visit. The aircraft carrying the President from Abuja landed at 4:45 pm 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 disembarking, 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 he is expected to 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).”
The statement noted that the president last visited Daura in December 2019, having stayed away largely due to the global Covid-19 situation.
KanyiDaily recalls that about a year ago, President Buhari commissioned a new Transport University, which is said to be the first of its kind in Africa, and it is located in his hometown Daura, Katsina State.