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Buhari visits Daura emir, regrets inability to go to farm every two weeks

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Being passionate about his farm in Daura hometown, President Muhammadu Buhari paid a Sallahu home to the Emir, Dr Umar Faruk in his palace lamented his inability to himself available on his farm every two weeks.

He boasted that as a farmer nothing would stop him, if it was possible for him to be going to his farm in Daura, but lamented that there were there are constraints of cost and exposing security to weather.

“If possible, I prefer visiting Daura frequently than I am doing and my heart remains with the people at all times.

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Buhari said Daura people are known farmers.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity) on Friday said: “We are known for farming and I have my farm here. I could come every two weeks and no one can stop me. But the cost to the movement is high. I would rather that it be used to better our schools, clinics and hospitals.

He told those benefitting from government and the privilege in the society to engage in corporate social responsibilities.

The statement said further: “I don’t want your cheque. Go and assist our communities instead of trying to return kickbacks to public officers.

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“We don’t want cheques from anyone or organisation as returns or influence of any kind. Let them remember their Corporate Social Responsibilities.”

The president affirmed that the grace of God had kept Nigeria together as a country in spite of differences that led to a 30-month Civil War, stating: “We want to thank God always for keeping us together as a country. From January 15, 1966, the country was thrown into political crisis. We had a 30-month Civil War that resulted in the loss of about one million lives.

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“We still thank God for keeping us together. We remain grateful to all those who showed interest in our unity and progress. May God continue to bless them.”

The President, who recalled fond memories of visiting the palace as a head of state, expressed happiness that the warmth and hospitality of the traditional institution had been sustained over the years.

In his remarks, the Emir of Daura, thanked the president for always creating time to visit his hometown and the palace despite the tight schedule.

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