President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled to his hometown of Daura in Katsina state for a four-day official visit.
This was confirmed by his Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Friday.
Buhari was welcomed at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina by the Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly and the Chief Judge.
During his stay in Daura, he is expected to, among other engagements, participate in the All Progressives Party, APC membership registration and revalidation exercise.
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, President Buhari urged “all good people,” not only to speak but to rise up and “get involved in the task of improving their society,” adding 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.