UPDATE: President Buhari in Katsina state for Sallah celebrations (photos)
- President Buhari arrived Katsina state on Wednesday, August 30, en route to his hometown
- The president will be celebrating this year's Eid-el-Kabir in Daura, Katsina state
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Katsina state today, August 30, en route to Daura his hometown for Sallah celebration.
This was revealed by Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, in a tweet to welcome the president.
Legit.ng gathered that the president’s plane landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport, in Katsina state in Nigeria Air Force plane 001 around 4:03 p.m.
He was received by Governor Masari, Emir of Katsina and other top government officials of the state.
President Buhari was immediately flown to his hometown, Daura in a chopper.
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According to the assets declaration that was made public, Buhari owns a modest apartment in his hometown Daura, Katsina state.
His residence is located in the Government Reserved Area, a few metres off Daura-Kwangolam road, nestling the Daura Shagari Low Cost Housing Estate.
See more photos below:
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the government of President Buhari declared Friday, September 1 and Monday September 4, 2017 as holidays in celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir.
The announcement of the public holiday was made by Abdulrahman Dambazau, the interior minister.
Speaking on behalf of the government, Danbazau congratulated Muslims over the celebration.
Watch video of how Nigerians celebrate Buhari's return on the streets of Abuja: