President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday arrived Daura in Katsina State to begin a four-day visit to the state.
He was received by the state governor, Aminu Masari, and top federal and state government functionaries at the airport before leaving for Daura, his hometown.
The president is expected back in Katsina on Monday, where he will be engaged in official assignments.
He is scheduled to declare open and participate in the Katsina State Economic and Investment Summit, aimed at diversifying the state’s ailing economy.
The summit, which is scheduled to take place between Monday and Wednesday, is designed to attract investors and leaders of the corporate world, within and outside the country.
Mr. Masari had earlier told State House correspondents in Abuja that the summit was conceived as a platform to showcase the state natural economic features to the outside world as well as to attract investors to the state.
“The Katsina State Economic and Investment Summit is about diversification of the state’s economy.
“It is about creating awareness among the citizens of the state about the need to be entrepreneur-conscious, to be creative and self-reliant,” he said.