- Plateau state governor Simon Lalong says he went to celeberate Eid-El-Kabir with President Buhari to thank him
- He also said he used the opportunity to do Sallah with the Emir of Daura because the Emir was like a father to him
- Lalong also expressed satisfaction with the current security architecture put in place by the president
Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor said that he was in Daura to celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir with President Muhammadu Buhari and thank him for several projects executed in the state by the federal government.
The governor disclosed this in a statement by his commissioner for Information, Yakubu Datti, Daily Trust reports.
“We have come to thank the father of the nation for several federal government projects, and like Oliver Twist, to solicit for more,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also reports that Gov. Lalong said he used the opportunity to share the Sallah festivities with President Buhari and the Daura Emirate Council.
“This is my first time of spending Sallah (holiday) in Daura and so I used the opportunity to do Sallah with Mr President in Daura and also to enjoy some good meats.
“I also used the opportunity to do Sallah with the Emir of Daura because the Emir is like a father to me,’’ he said.
The governor enjoined all Nigerians to come together and promote the virtues of unity and peaceful co-existence, and to always avoid acts capable creating socio-political unrest in the country.
He expressed satisfaction with the current security architecture put in place in the state.
NAIJ.com also reports that the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruq, conferred the traditional title of ‘’Danbaiwan-Hausa’’ on the former governor of Abia, Orji Kalu in recognition of his efforts toward the development of Abia and Nigeria at large.
Faruq stated this on Wednesday, August 22, in his palace in Daura, when he conferred the title on the former governor.
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