- The Daura Emir council have decried the lack federal government presence in the area
- Emir Umar Faruq Umar said the people of Daura are hungry
- He also said the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari is not getting enough from the centre despite the fact that their son is the president of the country
The Emir of Duara, Umar Faruq Umar, has decried the level of hunger ravaging residents of the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Umar said the people are hungry and are not getting enough from the centre despite the fact that their son, Buhari is the President of Nigeria.
Vanguard reports that the Emir while receiving the minister of agriculture and cultural development, Audu Ogbeh called on ministers who have been appointed by the president reciprocate the gesture by coming to the aid of people of his constituents through developmental projects and farm inputs.
He also said that the president would ordinarily noted influence the citing of any kind of project in Daura or Katsina state.
He added that ministers who have been appointed by President Buhari are not doing enough to assist his hometown, Daura with a viable project.
The Emir said: “Buhari by his nature will not influence the siting of any projects in Daura. But his Ministers who benefitted from his appointment should reciprocate by bringing developmental projects to Daura, his birth place."
“It is a call to duty for the ministers to make provision in their Ministry’s budget of ensuring that Daura benefitted immensely from Buhari administration. If the Ministers failed to site any projects to Daura, they have betrayed the President and people of Daura.
“Like the Rice production in Kebbi State. Katsina has prospects in rice production and irrigation farming. Katsina has dams and irrigation sites like Sabke, Jibia, Zobe, Daberan, Mai Ruwa dams and if utilized and reciprocated has potentials of feeding the state and it’s neighbours.
“I urge you to go back, look inwards and search for what, how you can assist people of Daura. Daura is faced with absence of projects for its development and its people are hungry and need federal government assistance,” the Emir said.
Also speaking Ogbeh assured the Emir that there are plans by the federal government to establish a tomatoes farm and processing plants.
The minister said the farms and plants would create about six thousand (6,000) jobs for farmers growing tomatoes and also stop importation of tomatoes in the country.
He also said the ministry will look into the issue of establishment of a Rice mill as well as providing improved seeds to create jobs in Daura emirate.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Buhari had returned to Abuja after spending his Eid el-Kabir break in Daura, Katsina state.
The presidential helicopter with registration no. NAF-540 left the Daura helipad for Abuja at 10.24 a.m.
Also, the president was in company of immediate members of his family, media aide Garba Shehu and the Chief Security Officer, Bashir Bindawa, and members of the protocol unit of the villa.
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