“He (President Muhammadu Buhari) told the governor that he is observing rest and will return very soon to Nigeria to continue his assignment of providing purposeful leadership for the nation,” Fanwo said in a statement.
“The conversation took place in the presence of the speaker, Kogi state house of assembly, Ahmed Imam, and a few other members of the house, commissioners and other top government functionaries, who accompanied Governor Bello to Abeokuta.”
Fanwo said Buhari thanked the governor for his support and his leadership qualities.
Buhari also spoke with Obasanjo on the telephone to congratulate him on his 80th birthday.
Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, revealed this in a statement, saying Buhari described the elder statesman as “a true citizen of the world.”
Buhari reportedly told Obasanjo that a time like this “provides opportunity to reflect on his invaluable roles and contributions to the unity and cohesion of Nigeria, the brotherhood of all Africans, as well as peace and amity over the globe.” Continue reading this article here