Buhari shares warm moments with governors, others in Makkah


President Muhammadu Buhari on the fifth day of the official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shared a warm moment with some of the country’s governors and other officials.

He was updated on ongoing situations including the conclusion of outstanding elections back in the country.

At the Makkah Guest Palace where he is accommodated by the government of the host country, President Buhari received Governors Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno and the incoming governor of Katsina state, Dr Dikko Umar Radda.

The others were the chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and a past Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai (rtd).

After listening to the briefs, President Buhari said whatever Nigeria has achieved today is due the power of its democracy and the power of our institutions, which must continue to be strengthened.

Speaking individually after the meetings, the governors of Borno and Yobe states said they remained appreciative of the efforts of the president in curbing the threats of Boko Haram terrorists in their states and were happy that peace had been restored.