President Buhari commiserates with Traditional Ruler over daughter’s demise

Timothy Choji, Katsina

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President Muhammadu Buhari on arrival in Daura, Katsina State, on Friday visited the palace of Traditional Ruler, the Emir of Daura, Dr Umar Faruk Umar to express his deep condolences and that of the nation, following the death of Hajiya Talatu, the oldest daughter of the Emir.


During the visit, the President paid tributes to the deceased, describing her as an epitome of motherhood who personified decency, compassion and a very good character.


“I commiserate with you on this moment of sadness for the Emir, the Emirate Council and the people of Daura,’’ he said.


The Emir thanked the President for the visit and wished him a peaceful and successful end to his tenure.


Prayers were said for the repose of the deceased and the well-being of the President and the nation.


Earlier on arrival in Katsina, the President was received at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport by the State Governor, Aminu Masari, the Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu, Senator Bello Mandiya, Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Dikko Radda, Speaker of the State Assembly, the Chief Judge, and members of the State Assembly and Executive Council.


The President will be participating in the Governorship and State of Assembly elections on Saturday, March 18, 2023.