Salah: President Buhari receives warm welcome in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday travelled to Daura for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. He travelled after attending the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, the first time in over three months.
The President who returned to the country penultimate Saturday had cancelled the weekly meeting last Wednesday which would have been his first appearance after 104 days in London, United Kingdom on medical grounds.
Thousands of people thronged the Daura airstrip in Katsina State to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari.
Image: NAN
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Airforce helicopter conveying the president and members of his immediate family landed at the airstrip at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
The president was received by the Emir of Daura, Umar Farouk, politicians and thousands of well-wishers.

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The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared September 1st 2017, as Eid-el-Kabir, Sallah day. 
The announcement is contained in a statement signed and released by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Junaidu today August 23rd. 
According to Junaidu, the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, August 22nd.
“The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017,’’ it said.
The statement added that Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday, September 1st as Sallah day.


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