President Muhammadu Buhari met with President of African Development Bank Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi and Governor Umar Tanko Al-Makura of Nassarawa States shortly after arriving Dakar Senegal ahead of Presidential Inauguration Ceremony on 1st April 2019
The President left Abuja on Monday afternoon for Dakar, Senegal to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term.
On the invitation of his host, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, will be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies to be attended by other African leaders at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre on Tuesday.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina stated that the Nigerian leader will 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, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai, and other top government officials.
The President is expected back in the country at the end of the inauguration ceremonies.
Before the President left on Monday, he met behind closed doors with the Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha at the Presidential villa, Abuja.