Buhari Arrives Senegal Ahead of Presidential Inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Dakar, capital of Senegal, ahead of the country’s presidential inauguration on Monday, April 1.

The disclosure was made on Monday, April 1, by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina. According to Adesina, President Buhari met with President Macky Sall of Senegal as he arrived the West African country.

Buhari also met with the president of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina; alongside Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna; Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi and Governor Umar Tanko Al-Makura of Nassarawa states shortly after arriving Dakar.

The president’s visit to Senegal followed President Sall’s re-election for a second term in the just concluded Senegalese poll. A statement by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said the president’s trip followed an invitation from his host.

Adesina said President Buhari, who is ECOWAS chairman, would be the special guest of honour at the ceremony that would be attended by other African leaders at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, April 2.

He also said that President Buhari would be accompanied by governors Mohammed Abubakar, Nasir El-Rufai and Tanko Al-Makura of Bauchi, Kaduna and Nasarawa states respectively.

Others on the presidential entourage include the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd); director general, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai, and other top government officials.

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