Wednesday 13th 2021:President Muhammadu Buhari will this weekend depart Abuja for Daura, Katsina State.
According to presidential sources, the President will be leaving for his hometown, just to get some rest.
“He's departing for Daura this weekend for home rest. He just wants to go and rest. He will return next week,” one of the sources said on Wednesday.
Buhari on September 26 returned from New York, United States after participating in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76), with the theme, "Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalise the United Nations.”
The President had departed for the UN Assembly on September 19.
And shortly after returning to the country, Nigeria celebrated its 61st Independence Day Anniversary, which again took Buhari out of his comfort zone.
According to one of the sources, for a younger and healthier leader who is used to hard physical and mental work, such a hectic schedule may not be too taxing.
However, considering Buhari's age and health, the source said he probably found the recent activities taxing enough to require some rest.
Incidentally, Buhari was in his home town on December 11, 2020, when bandits stormed Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina and abducted over 300 schoolboys who were later released after some six days in the abductors’ den in a faraway forest in Zamfara State.