- President Buhari on Thursday, October 15, received two West African leaders
- The Nigerian leader treated the presidents of Senegal and Guinea Bissau to a private dinner
- Buhari invited the African leaders who are in Abuja on official engagements
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 15, hosted President Umaro Embalo of Guinea Bissau and his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall to a private dinner at the State House, Abuja.
The special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, shared pictures of Buhari meeting the two African presidents.
The two West African leaders are in Abuja on official engagements when they were invited by the Nigerian leader for the dinner, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Government officials who joined the president in the dinner include, the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, some cabinet members, as well as, presidential aides.
Legit.ng recalls that President Buhari met with the leader of the gold coast, Nana Akufo-Addo following the friction that ensued from the treatment of Nigerians in Ghana.
The closed-door meeting between both African leaders was held in the Presidential Villa, Abuja in the night of Sunday, September 20.
The crucial meeting was announced on the verified Twitter handle of Bashir Ahmad, the president’s personal assistant on new media.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari on Thursday, September 24, departed Nigeria to attend ceremonies celebrating the 47th independence anniversary of the Republic of Guinea Bissau.
The president’s special adviser on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 23.
According to the presidential spokesman, Buhari and other invited Heads of State and Government of Senegal, Cote d’ Ivoire, Rwanda, Mauritania, Togo and Liberia will attend an official lunch hosted by the president of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.
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