The Presidency’s Twitter account confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Daura, Katsina State to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir and he won’t be back in Abuja until after the holiday.
The Airforce helicopter conveying the president and members of his immediate family landed at the airstrip at 4:45 p.m on Wednesday.
The president was received by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk, politicians and thousands of well wishers.
Buhari, looking much healthier and radiant, smiled as he waved to the mammoth crowd. He walked from the airstrip to his residence in the GRA of the town, NAN reports.
Buhari’s arrival excited many people, who broke out in prayers for his good health.
Malam Aminu Shehu, a trader who could not control his emotion, described the arrival of the president as a relief to Nigerians, especially his kinsmen who spent a year without seeing him.
Alhaji Abdurrahaman Danmalan, a politician and the Danmadamin Daura, described the numerous reforms introduced by the present administration as a welcome development.
He said the president was pursuing the reforms on agriculture, education, security and infrastructure with vigour.
The Chairman of the Daura Emirate Amalgamation of Political Associations, Alhaji Ali Rabe, said arrangement for a thanksgiving service for the president had been concluded. He said the event would hold two days after Sallah.
Massive security has been mounted in and around the ancient town.