50-year-old Dahiru Buba, who trekked from Gombe to Abuja in celebration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s electoral victory in 2015, has received a car and cash gift of N2 million from the Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya.
Buba who was reported to have developed limb pains from the solidarity walk he undertook in 2015 had called on the government and others to come to his aid.
Governor Yahaya’s media aide, Ismaila Misilli who announced the cash and car gift in a statement, noted that Buba was taken to the Government House clinic for diagnosis from where he was referred to a private orthopedic hospital where he was examined and placed on medication.
He later met with the governor at the Gombe governor’s lodge in Abuja.
“For taking the pains and risks to show solidarity with Mr President and our great party, people like Buba should not be neglected,” the governor said.
“By embarking on that solidarity trek, Dahiru Buba had shown patriotism and support, he should therefore be appreciated and encouraged.”
He added that the cash gift was also to enable Buba purchase a house within his locality since he has yet to own one.
Responding, Buba thanked the president and the governor amid emotions, for recognising him and coming to his aid.
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