Eid-al-Adha: President Buhari receives Guinean President in Daura

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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President of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde was on Saturday accorded a warm welcome by President Muhammadu Buhari and members of Daura community in Katsina State.

President Conde is in Daura for this year’s Eid el-Adha celebrations.

The visiting President will attend the Eid prayers with President Buhari on Sunday and be treated to the traditional Durbar display at the palace of the Emir of Daura, Dr. Faruk Umar Faruk.

President Conde will also be conferred with a traditional title by the Daura Emirate.

The Guinean President, who was earlier received by the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua airport, was greeted by excited, young members of Daura community and colourful horse riders at the helipad close to President Buhari’s country home.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said: “The visit will provide an opportunity to reinforce strong relationship between the two leaders and both nations, and for them to engage in discussions on bilateral and global matters.”

Shehu said the visit will also provide an opportunity for the visiting President to share in the rich history of Daura, which is the linchpin of Hausa society, ethnically.

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