Emir of Daura discharged from hospital

Emir of Daura, Farouk Umar Farouk, has been discharged from the Federal Medical Center Katsina after spending nine days in the hospital.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that President Buhari, who is also a citizen of Daura Emirate, was among those who prayed for the speedy recovery of the prominent monarch.

The Emir who was hospitalised on May 5 due to undisclosed ailments was discharged from intensive care on Thursday.

It was gathered that the Monarch was driven to his residence at Brahimo Housing Estate, in Katsina after he was discharged.

President Buhari while reacting was delighted at the news of the recovery and discharge from hospital of Umar.

"I am happy to hear of your heart-touching experiences, successful treatment and discharge from hospital after ten days, a part of which was spent in intensive care.

"Given the times we are in, we were all worried about you during that period. I am very pleased that you came out healthy," the president was quoted as saying.

A statement by presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu said the president applauded the dedicated and hardworking hospital staff of the Federal Medical Centre Katsina and other frontline medical and health workers, serving various patients in several hospitals across the country.

"The country is fortunate to have such a dedicated medical workforce," the president said, adding that his administration would continue to take all necessary measures within means to boost their morale.

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