Buhari visits farm, hosts northern senators in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday took time out to visit his farm in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.

He spent the weekend in the town having arrived there in the early hours of Friday after his two-day official visit to Kano State.

The President is scheduled to leave the town on Monday (today) and proceed to Paris, France where he is expected to participate in ‘One Planet Summit.’

After inspecting his farm, Buhari shared his photographs on the farm on his Twitter handle.

He expressed the hope that Nigerians would be inspired to embrace farming.

The President said his vision was to see Nigeria, under his leadership, “grow what its citizens eat.”

Buhari wrote, “I’m spending a few days at home in Daura before I travel to France for the One Planet Summit.

“Today (Sunday), I paid a visit to my farm. I grow fruits and vegetables, and keep cattle. I hope this will inspire one more person to take up farming.

“My vision is for a country that grows what it eats.”

Meanwhile, Buhari on Sunday evening hosted some northern senators in Daura.

The Katsina State Governor, Bello Masari, led the senators to the meeting which was held behind closed doors.

The senators were said to be in the state for a retreat scheduled to hold on Tuesday and decided to visit Buhari who spent the weekend in his hometown after his two-day official visit.

One of the visiting senators, Kabiru Gaya, told reporters that they seized the opportunity of the meeting to discuss issues concerning good governance and national unity with the President.

Also, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, described the meeting with the President as a fruitful one.

The Presidency has not issued any statement on the meeting as of the time of filing this report.


Credits/Sources: www.punchng.com