On the fifth day of his official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nigeria’s President Buhari met with some Nigerian Governors and other officials for a warm exchange during which he was informed about current events, including the conclusion of pending elections at home.
President Buhari received Governors Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno, and the incoming Governor of Katsina State, Dr. Dikko Radda, at the Makkah Guest Palace, where he is housed by the government of the host nation.
The other three were General Tukur Buratai (Rtd), a former Chief of Army Staff, Chairman of the EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa, and Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
After hearing the summaries, President Buhari declared that what Nigeria has accomplished so far is a result of the strength of their democracy and institutions, both of which need to be further improved.
After the discussions, the Governors of Borno and Yobe States both remarked that they were grateful for the efforts of President Buhari in reducing the threat posed by Boko Haram terrorists in their states and that they were relieved that peace had been restored. They pledged to keep pushing for the advancement of their people and to continue supporting the President.
The President received an update from the EFCC Chairman on attempts to resolve current legal disputes and the strategy for charging additional offenders. The Nigeria Leader was also informed about the detention of many suspects in connection with election fraud and the strategy for prosecuting them. Dr. Radda, the governor-elect of Katsina State, reaffirmed his campaign-promised commitment to an open and transparent government.
Following the meeting, the visitors observed the afternoon prayers with the President.
President Buhari Meets Chadian President in Saudi Arabia
In order to discuss the ongoing conflict in Sudan, Nigerian President Buhari and his Chadian counterpart, Mahamat Idriss Déby-Itno, met in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
President Buhari was notified by Déby-Itno that Chad has shut its borders with Sudan. As surrounding nations take action to lessen the effects of the crisis, the meeting between the two leaders underlines regional concern and efforts to address the situation in Sudan.
President Buhari’s Special Assistant on Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted to confirm the meeting.
The border closure by Chad is a significant step that might affect how people and goods transit between the two nations. The need of coordinating efforts and diplomatic solutions to handle the situation and advance stability in Sudan and the surrounding area is highlighted by this meeting.
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