Buhari Returns To Abuja After 3 Days In Daura
A three-day private visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Daura, his hometown in Katsina State, has ended and he is back to Abuja, Nigeria's capital.
The President returned to Abuja on Sunday at about 11.28 a.m. local time.
He had been in Daura to take part in the burial rites of late Senator Mustapha Bukar, who was his constituency.
President Buhari left the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina at about 10:45 a.m.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Muhammed Bello, some security heads and other presidential aides welcomed the President at the airport.
President Buhari had on Friday joined the Emir of Daura, Umar Farouq and other community members to observe the third day prayers for late Senator Bukar (APC-Katsina North).
The President, who arrived Daura on Friday afternoon, made straight for the residence of the late senator where he was received by the Emir, members of the Daura Emirate Council and members of the family of the deceased.
Buhari also on Saturday received some serving Senators who paid a condolence visit at his country home in Daura over the death of Senator Bukar.
He thanked the Senate members for their support and show of solidarity with the people of Katsina North senatorial district in particular and Katsina state in general.
The Senators who paid the condolence visit to the President included Ovie Omo-Agege, Ali Ndume, Babajide Omoworare, Adamu Abubakar, Yusuf Yusuf, Hassan Adamu, Abu Ibrahim and Umaru Kurfi.
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The President will spend the leave in the United Kingdom, where he also spent a better part of his leave last year and received medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.