By Suleiman Adamu
President Muhammadu Buhari has showered a rain of cows on military officers and youth corp members in Katsina and Daura before departing for Abuja on Friday after eight days working visit to Katsina and spending the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his country home in Daura.
A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, summarized the series of activities that were the highlight of the visit.
“During the visit,” he said, “the President commissioned Zobe Regional Water project, which will provide 50 million litres of water to the state, and the first NALDA Integrated Farm Estate that will create job opportunities for families, and equip many with modern farming techniques for crops and livestock.”
“He also commissioned a 50km Dutsin-ma-Tsaskiya Road in Dutsin-ma Council.
“On Sallah day, the President met with NYSC members serving in Daura, and gave them 2 cows, one million naira and 20 bags of rice.
“President Buhari also hosted Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and some lawmakers, 12 APC governors, members of Katsina State House of Assembly and some top government officials like the GMD NNPC, Mele Kolo Kyari and Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
“Before departure, the President donated 22 cows to military officers serving in Katsina and Daura. He donated five cows each to the Brigade and Air Force base in Katsina, the state capital and five each to the Battalion and the Air Force base in Daura.
“The soldiers on guard duty at the residence were given two,” Garba Shehu further stated.