Umar Faruk Umar, the Emir of Daura, says Nigeria is “lucky” to have Muhammadu Buhari as president at this point in time.
The monarch said things “would have been very difficult” if Buhari was not at the helm of affairs.
He spoke on Friday when the president visited him at his palace in Daura, Kastina state.
“Your visit to Daura reflects your good character which we are very proud of,” he said to the president.
“I can assure you that men, women, children, marketers and artisans are always pleased to receive you and they will be praying for you.
“Today is not for speeches but for appreciation. We have been blessed so much as a community because you are the leader of the country. You have brought honour to our domain.
“As a community, we have benefited a lot with increased traffic of people and organisations coming to help us here. We know it’s because of you.
“May the good Lord always go before you and behind you, and remove all obstacles from your path.
“Nigeria is lucky to have you at this time. I am not saying it to please you, but if you had not been in power it would have been very difficult. I doubt if we will be here today.”
The Emir said the president must remain focused on getting results, particularly in securing the country.