- Daughter of Mohammed Abubakar, Buhari's ex-ADC, stole the show as her father presents an appreciation letter to the president
- The young girl was seen in a viral photo saluting the president at the villa in the presence of her parents
- Abubakar, Nigeria's longest ADC to a civilian president, is bowing out to take a professional course which is a pre-requisite for his next promotion to the rank of a Brigadier General
President Muhammadu Buhari's outgoing Aide-De-Camp, Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, invited his family to Aso Villa on Tuesday, February 23, as he prepares to bow out officially and hand over to his successor.
However, Abubakar's young daughter was the highlight of the event as she demonstrated uncommon confidence in her bid to meet with President Buhari.
According to Bayo Omoboriowo, the president's photographer, the former ADC opened the door to President Buhari's office to inform him that his family had arrived.
However, his daughter who was excited to meet the president made to run in with him but was told to wait behind.
To her amazement, President Buhari who had heard her voice went to the door to meet her instead of inviting her in.
The young girl couldn’t hold her excitement throughout the event and all she did was stare and dance while the presentation lasted, Oboriowo narrated.
She then saluted the president after her dad was done with the presentation of his appreciation letter.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the outgoing ADC made history as Nigeria's longest ADC to a civilian president.
Abubakar is also the second longest-serving ADC in the history of the Armed Forces of Nigeria after late Colonel Walbe who served General Yakubu Gowon for nine years.
Abubakar is leaving the position since his appointment by the president in May 2015 when Buhari was elected president.
Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_