Buhari In Katsina On Official Visit

Joseph Bakare

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Daura, Katsina State, his hometown, for a four-day official visit.

Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, noted this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, January 29.

Shehu said Buhari was welcomed on arrival at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina, by Governor Aminu Masari, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, and the Chief Judge.

In Daura, the Emir, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, led District Heads and traditional title holders to receive the president at the Helipad.

During the visit,  Buhari is expected to, among other engagements, participate in the All Progressives Party (APC) membership registration and revalidation exercise.

According to Shehu, the president considers this exercise as a very important one for the nation’s democracy and its yearning for good leadership as a requirement of the process of nation-building.

In a broadcast last week, Buhari urged “all good people,” not only to speak but to rise up and “get involved in the task of improving their society.”

He also added that “for most citizens, their greatest weapon is their vote. Register now for your Party and register when the time comes for elections.”

The President is expected to return to Abuja, on Tuesday.

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