BY Ambrose Okehi
There is good news for DAHIRU BUBA, the man who trekked from Gombe State to Abuja in a mode of celebrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential victory in 2015.
This history-breaking trekker, Dahiru Buba: Buhari has been rewarded with a Car, and a N2 Million cash from the Gombe Governor News Emperor gathered.
The Dukku born trekker Dahiru Buba got the new lease life for, trekking from Gombe to Abuja for Buhari, as Governor Inuwa Yahaya doles out car, 2 million Naira cash to this ardent APC loyalist
For this 50-year old Dahiru Buba, a native of Dukku Local Government who trekked from Gombe to Abuja in celebration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015 life begin s afresh and now the old stories of suffering and eating from hand to mouth is over.
The Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya yesterday in Abuja presented a Ford Galaxy ( sharon) Car and sum of two million Naira to Buba.
Recall that the diehard APC supporter developed a limb related problem after the solidarity trek for Buhari’s victory. That also got media attention as the man called Nigeria government and good spirited Nigerians to come to his aids.
News Emperor gathered that it was based on the Save Our Soul (SOS) message from Buba that prompted the Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya who had earlier directed that Dahiru Buba be taken to the Government House clinic for diagnosis from where he was later referred to a private orthopedic hospital where he was thoroughy examined and placed on medication.
According to sources, Buba, a commercial driver met with Governor Inuwa Yahaya at the Gombe Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
He was accompanied by the member representing Dukku North Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Abdulkarim and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Legislative Matters, Hon. Hamma- Adama Dottuwa Ali Kumo as well as other Assembly members and stalwarts.
Governor Yahaya while presenting the gifts said,
“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”.
“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 “.
Secondly we are now capping it up with a support that we hope can sustain him. Since he is a Driver, we are giving him this Ford Galaxy Sharon so he can use it as commercial transport vehicle to sustain his livelihood. We are also giving him the sum of 2 million Naira cash to enable him purchase a house within his locality since I learnt he is a tenant. So as far as we are concerned in APC and in this administration, no genuine effort or sacrifice will go unrewarded no matter how long it takes”.
” So on behalf of our dear President and our beloved party, we say a big thank you for your show of support and solidarity”.
While responding and also as a way of shoey appreciation to the government if Yahaua, Malam Dahiru Buba, who was so excited and pratically happy over sudden change in his status, expressed appreciation to Mr. President and Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya as well as people of his state for recognising him and coming to his aid.
Mallam Buba noted that despite his earlier challenges after he returned from his 15 day journey, his love and respect for Buhari is still intact and can never be been dampened in his love for the President and his party.
He promised to use the vehicle and the money judiciously, saying the gesture truly motivated and spurred him as a loyal party man and as a breadwinner of his family.