Photos: Buhari breaks fast with Nigerien leader Bazoum

Time for the main meal: Buhari and his guest Bazoum
Time for the main meal: Buhari and his guest Bazoum
Buhari, right, leads his Nigerien guest Bazoum to dinner
Buhari, right, leads his Nigerien guest Bazoum to dinner. Photo Sunday Aghaeze

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night hosted his Nigerien counterpart, Mohamed Bazoum, to a Ramadan breaking of fast dinner at the State House, Abuja.

The Iftar dinner was meant to share blessings of Ramadan while promoting harmony and mutual understanding between Nigeria and Republic of Niger.

The visiting president, with his delegation arrived at 6.45 p.m.

He was received by Buhari at the State House Mosque, where they prayed together before proceeding to the Banquet Hall for the dinner.

Buhari and Bazoum take a bite of date
Buhari and Bazoum take a bite of date. Photo Sunday Aghaeze
Time for the main meal: Buhari and his guest Bazoum
Time for the main meal: Buhari and his guest Bazoum
Buhari and Bazoum at the presidential dinner table
Buhari and Bazoum at the presidential dinner table

Some top officials of the Nigerian government at the dinner included Geoffery Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs; retired. Gen. Bashir Magashi, Minister of Defence; and Timipre Silva, Minister of State, Petroleum Resources.

Others were the National Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno; Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i; and Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

On the entourage of Bazoum were Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hassoumi Massasou; Deputy Chief of Staff, Djibo Daouda; and Nigerien Ambassador to Nigeria, Alat Migaskia.

Photos: Sunday Aghaeze

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  1. If Nigeria breaks up the North will no doubt merge with the Republic of Niger. They are two of a kind. Buhari feels more comfortable with them than with a Southerner.

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