President Muhammadu Buhari was on Friday warmly received by a large crowd of people gathered at the new mosque in his native village, Dumurkul near Daura, Katsina State.
According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), the doors of the Friday Prayer, Juma’at Mosque were opened to worshipers at a ceremony attended by the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk, and a number of Islamic leaders in the community.
The statement said the 1000-capacity mosque harbours a school and a proposed residence for the Imam.
It said in a speech on the occasion, the Emir praised the family of the President for making available a part of their farmland used in building the mosque.
He thanked President Buhari for leading the family to raise the befitting mosque, describing it as an important example of the President’s commitment to his native community.
The Emir thanked the people of Daura and Nigerians at large for returning the President in the election and asked for the support that would enable him to succeed on his mandate.
In his sermon, the Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Sulaiman Dutsi prayed for the success of the Buhari administration, urging the President to strive to meet all expectations, and the Muslim faithful to always remember that they will give account to God for everything they do.