Dahiru Buba, a man who claimed that he trekked from Gombe to Abuja just to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015 has been presented with a car and a cash gift from Inuwa Yahaya, governor of Gombe state.
Buba, a native of Dukku local government area of Gombe state, had recently pleaded for financial support to treat limb pains that he allegedly developed after the walk.
According to Buba, he got a certificate after he completed his trek in 2015, however, his life became unbearable for him and his family as a result of the physical challenge.
Yesterday, he was gifted a car and N2 million by the Gombe state governor.
In a statement, Ismaila Misilli, media aide to Yahaya, quoted the governor as saying no genuine effort or sacrifice will go unrewarded no matter how long it takes.
“For taking the pains and risks to show solidarity with Mr President and our great party, people like Buba should not be neglected,” he said.
“By embarking on that solidarity trek, Dahiru Buba had shown patriotism and support, he should therefore be appreciated and encouraged”.
The governor said he made sure that medical attention was given to Buba, and that he (Buba) is now responding to treatment.
“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,” he said.
He noted that the party would ensure that no genuine sacrifice goes 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”.
Buba thanked the governor and the president for the honour and promised judicious use of the gifts.