Man who trekked for Buhari’s victory gets a car, N20m after five years
Mr Dahiru Buba, the man who trekked from Gombe to Abuja in celebration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015, has received support from the Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya.
He was reported to have developed limb complications from the solidarity walk he undertook to celebrate the first term victory of the President and called on the government and others to come to his aid.
The 50-year old native of Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe, who is a commercial driver, can now heave a sigh of relief after he was presented with a car and the sum of N2 million on Monday.
Governor Yahaya’s media aide, Ismaila Misilli, noted in a statement that Buba was taken to the Government House clinic for diagnosis from where he was referred to a private orthopaedic hospital where he was examined and placed on medication.
He later met with Governor Yahaya at the Gombe Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, in company with some top politicians in the state.
“For taking the pains and risks to show solidarity with Mr President and our great party, people like Buba should not be neglected.
“By embarking on that solidarity trek, Dahiru Buba had shown patriotism and support, he should therefore be appreciated and encouraged,” the governor said when he received Buba.
He added, “So, on learning about his condition, first I directed that he should be taken to the hospital for proper medical attention and I am happy that he is now better after undergoing his first round of treatment.”