- President Buhari has paid tribute to his main supporter and nephew, Mamman Daura in a message
- Daura turned 80 on Saturday, November 9 and the president celebrated him with choice words
- In the message, the president assured Daura that his contribution to Nigeria's development will never be forgotten
President Muhammadu Buhari has released a message celebrating his nephew, Mamman Daura, as he turned 80 years old on Saturday, November 9.
Presidential aide, Garba Shehu, released a powerfully-worded statement late Saturday to eulogise the former journalist.
In the message, Buhari hailed "Daura’s remarkable brilliance from childhood at the Katsina Middle School and Government College."
This caught the attention of Northern Regional Government which led to him being sponsored for further studies in the United Kingdom in the 50’s and many years to follow.
President Buhari noted that the knowledge Daura received from his education has, overtime, translated into more wisdom.
The President also saluted Daura for his time with the civil service before joining the New Nigerian newspapers, where he rose to be Editor and Managing Director, before venturing to the private sector as entrepreneur, inspiring industrial growth in the north in furniture making, textile manufacturing, aluminium smelting and other investments.
President Buhari assured his nephew that his footprint on the development of the country will always be remembered and appreciated.
Legit.ng notes that Daura recently made the news after video of an altercation between his daughter and the First Lady Aisha Buhari inside Aso Rock villa emerged online.
Aisha later apologised to Nigerians for the hoopla caused by the revelations that trailed the video but the issue threw up the case of the Daura family's continued residence in the presidential villa.
Mamman Daura never uttered a word. His silence, unalloyed support for President Buhari and constant presence in the corridors of power has earned him allegations of controlling the Nigerian leader in what is popularly known as 'The Cabal'.
The presidency has always denied the existence of such a group.
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