President Muhammadu Buhari Friday joined the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouq and other community members to observe the third day prayers for late Senator Mustapha Bukar, the senator representing Katsina North.
According to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Buhari arrived Daura late in the afternoon and headed straight for the residence of the late Senator. He was received by the Emir, members of the Daura Emirate Council and the deceased’s family members.
The President, who had earlier issued a condolence message in which he described the death of the Late Senator as a "tremendous loss" to Nigeria's democracy and the engineering profession, said he was deeply touched by the death of such a dedicated and creative public servant.
Although the trip to Daura was a condolence mission, the people of the town, nonetheless trooped in their thousands to line up the streets to welcome the President.