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I spent three days in Daura, Katsina State, about a fortnight ago, visiting with our former President and my principal, Muhammadu Buhari. I got more than an inkling into how he spends his days in retirement in that modest abode and verdant community. Even out of power and office, Buhari is in so much demand. So many people just want to meet and greet, see the iconic man, and possibly have a handshake. If protocol aides were not available to schedule visitors, the place would be a bedlam. A riot of sorts. 

He said: “If I must speak honestly, I will say that the GES Scheme should be scrapped because the programme did not get to real farmers.
“When it started, we were hopeful, but Agro dealers could not meet up with the inputs because of some challenges that were inherent in the system.
“Since 2015, we have not heard about the programme