- Burkina Faso president, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, has been welcomed to Nigeria by Muhammadu Buhari
- President Kabore arrived FCT on Thursday, September 17, and was led to the Aso Rock Villa by his Nigerian counterpart
- Both leaders observed social distance and could not shake hands in adherence to the safety protocols amid the Covid-19 crisis
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President Muhammadu Buhari has received an august visitor in the person of Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso.
President Kabore was received by his Nigerian counterpart on Thursday, September 17, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Top Nigerian government officials including the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, were in attendance to give a pleasant welcome to one of Africa's leaders.
Although the purpose of the visit has not been officially disclosed, President Kabore was led to the Aso Villa by the Nigerian leader where he was sighted signing on the visitors' register.
Donned in Burkina Faso native wear, Kabore maintained social distanced with President Buhari and both African leaders were unable to embrace and shake hands in strict adherence to the Covid-19 safety protocols.
In a related development, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the ruler of Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, August 18, had a telephone conversation with President Buhari.
The conversation, according to the Saudi Press Agency, was lengthened towards how to stabilize and rebalance global oil markets.
Part of the discussion was accentuated on the importance of compliance to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreement and the agreed-upon compensation mechanism by all member states.
The two leaders also discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and opportunities for their further development in the future.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria would be celebrating its 60th independence anniversary on October 1, 2020, and the federal government said the celebration would be observed for a year, ending on September 30, 2021.
This information was disclosed on Wednesday, September 16, while President Buhari announced the theme for the independence celebration at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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