President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Daura, his hometown in Katsina State, at the start of a four-day official visit.
He was welcomed on arrival at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport, Katsina by the Governor, Hon. Aminu Bello Masari; Deputy Governor; Speaker of the State House of Assembly; and Chief Judge.
In Daura, the Emir, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, led District Heads and traditional title holders to receive the President at the Helipad.
In the course of his stay in Daura, Buhari is expected to, among other engagements, participate in the All Progressives Congress membership registration and revalidation exercise.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Friday, said: “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: “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 the nation’s capital on Tuesday.