President Buhari meets El-Rufai today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today meet Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai at the Villa.

The Daily Trust reported that the governor would join President Buhari for Juma’at at the State House mosque.

According to the report, Buhari and el-Rufai might also have a closed-door meeting “either before or after the prayer.”

This is the first time el-Rufai would be visiting the Presidential Villa since Buhari’s return from a medical vacation in the United Kingdom on March 10. It is also the first time since his memo to the President was leaked last month.

Buhari was received in Kaduna on arrival from the vacation by Kaduna State deputy governor, Bala Bantex as el-Rufai was absent at the time.

El-Rufai’s visit to the Villa follows another by Governor Aminu Masari, of Katsina State, President Buhari’s home state.

Buhari reportedly had dinner with Masari and emirs from the state last night.

The emirs included those of Katsina and Daura, Alhaji Abdulmumin Kabir and Alhaji Farouk Umar Farouq.

The Trust added that some federal lawmakers from Katsina State also attended the dinner.

President Buhari was absent at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday. But Information Minister Lai Mohammed had explained to State House reporters that the president was attending to other issues at his residence, while the FEC meeting was on.

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