- Alhaji Farouk Umar Farouk, the Emir of Daura, Katsina, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has strong faith in his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo
- The Emir, who made this remark on Friday, August 10, said that the people of Katsina are completely behind the acting president in his unrelenting support for the head of states
- He further said that his and President Buhari's level of transparency and administrative skills are highly appreciated by locals in Daura and the state generally
During his reception statement to the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, August 10, the Emir of Daura, Katsina, Alhaji Farouk Umar Farouk, said that the head of states has a lot of faith and trust in him.
The Emir in his statement made available to NAIJ.com said that the entire people of Katsina are in complete support of Osinbajo and fully appreciate his high level of transparency in governance.
The statement read: "An occasion such as this offers an opportunity for us to discuss many things but for lack of time I would not bore you by presenting a long speech. Also, the masses have been waiting for you, so I would prefer you take your time to address them. I just want to thank you for this visit and pray for success in your programme in the state.
"His Excellency, the Governor of Katsina, I convey our appreciations to all our guests especially the Vice President of Nigeria, who has been very supportive of the President, our father and our son. I welcome you this community. This is where our President was born and raised. I am happy because, as far as I know, this is your first visit to this community, as the Vice President, but we pardon you.
"I can assure you that all us here, myself and my subjects; we are fully and solidly behind you and in support of you. We are happy with you and we are particularly proud of the way you have supported our son, President Muhammadu Buhari in leading our country Nigeria to prosperity.
"That explains why when you talk about loyalty and trustworthiness among the political class, you stand as an example worthy of note. I wish that you carry on with this level of trustworthiness and continue to uphold the confidence that our son has in you.
"I can assure you that our son has enormous trust in you, I want you to continue to justify that confidence he has placed in you. I want to inform you that we have never had such a government where the President and his deputy operate under such high level of mutual respect and understanding.
"From the onset, this government has demonstrated integrity, our son, Muhammadu Buhari and yourself; both men of integrity, we thank you very much for your honesty and trustworthiness.
"I will not say much because the entire people of the state await your coming, go ahead and conduct whatever business that has brought you to this place, in peace. This is your home, though you may be regarded as guests, this is still your home.
"His Excellency, the Governor of Katsina, we cannot thank you enough for the good works you are doing. I want to assure you that we are with you, 100 percent.
"Considering all that you have done for this state, I want you to know that we do not have any issues with you and your government and we are fully in support of you.
"In conclusion, Your Excellency the Vice President, As Allah has bestowed on you the task of assisting our son to lead this nation, May he see you and our son the President through your tenure and may he continue to guide you even as you go back home."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Osinbajo and other members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) met inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Osinbajo on Wednesday, August 8, presided over the meeting in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who was away on vacation in the United Kingdom.
Opening prayers were said by the minister of state for environment, Ibrahim Jibrin and the minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu.
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