The Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has presented a car and the sum of N2m to a 50-year-old man, Dahiru Buba.
This was a day after PUNCH published a report of Buba narrating how people mocked him for trekking from Gombe to Abuja to celebrate the result of the 2015 presidential election won by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
Buba is currently undergoing treatment over an ailment he developed after the exercise.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Gombe State Governor on Media, Ismaila Misilli, confirmed the development to our correspondent.
“This is as a result of good journalism; giving voice to the voiceless. Your medium granted an interview to the man who trekked from Gombe to Abuja in celebration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015. He has been presented a Space wagon car by the governor. The man is a driver by training and was given the sum of N2m.”
Buba, who had earlier requested a source of livelihood and shelter, said he was overwhelmed by the gesture of the government, adding that the gifts would be well used.
News Credit: PUNCH.