President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a “get well soon” message to the emir of his hometown of Daura in Katsina State, Alhaji Umar Farouq Umar, who is currently being hospitalised.
SaharaReporters had on Tuesday exclusively reported how Umar was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Federal Medical Centre in Kastina, the state capital, owing to poor health suspected to have been caused by Coronavirus.
It was learnt that the Kastina State index COVID-19 case, Dr Aminu Yakubu, a Daura-based private medical practitioner, who died last month, made contacts with people at the emir’s palace including the monarch.
Only three days ago, the palace was sealed up by the government following recorded positive cases of COVID- 19 within its premises.
But President Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said he received the news of the illness of the emir with concern and prayed for his quick recovery.
He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday sent his goodwill and prayers to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, after he was admitted to the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina State.
“President Buhari, who holds the traditional title of ‘Bayajidda Daura’, his hometown, said he received the news of the emir’s sudden illness with concern and expressed best wishes for the speedy recovery of the monarch.
“I join the Daura Emirate and the entire people of Katsina State in praying for the recovery of our humble and dedicated emir, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar.
“The President expressed satisfaction with the reported progress and recovery of the emir since his hospitalisation.”