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August 22, 2018

Buhari celebrates Sallah with Corp members who visited him in Daura [photos]

President Muhammadu Buhari celebrates the Eid-el-Kabir with National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to Daura, Katsina state, the home town of the president.

The president disclosed this in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Tuesday, August 21, where he noted that visit by corps members posted to Daura was one of the Sallah traditions he looked forward to the most.

The president tweeted: "One of the Sallah traditions I look forward to the most is the visit by youth corpers posted to Daura. I think the NYSC is one of the best things that has happened to Nigeria, because of the opportunity it gives young Nigerians to see and know different parts of the country.

"Many of the corps members posted to Daura are from southern Nigeria,and have never lived in or experienced this part of the country. For them to be brought to the desert or near the Sahel region is a difficult thing, but I have no doubt it will make a positive impact on Nigeria.

"I welcomed them to my ancient town of Daura, and asked them to enjoy their service year, and the hospitality of the people. Regardless of where they’re from, Daura is also their home, and I hope that in the years to come they will look back to this time with fond memories."

President Buhari celebrates Sallah with corps members in Daura. Photo credit: Twitter, Muhammadu Buhari.

Meanwhile,  President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier felicitated with all Nigerians, particularly the Muslim faithful, as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.

In his Sallah message posted on his official Twitter account (@MBuhari) on Tuesday, August 21, the president called on Nigerians to rise above personal interests and promote harmony in the nation.

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