Former President Olusegun Obasanjo met with the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over the weekend.
The two met at the first Stakeholders’ meeting of the Democratic Republic of Congo-Nigeria Business Council held at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
At the meeting, Obasanjo, who is the Council Patron, “commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his foresight in creating the DR Congo–Nigeria Business Council.”
The Special Assistant on Media to Obasanjo, Kehinde Akinyemi, stated that the meeting was held at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja at the weekend.
El-Rufai, who is the Deputy President of the Council, was said to have broken the news while giving a report of his meeting with the President held recently in Abuja.
According to El-Rufai, the President was excited about the Council, saying Buhari said with such Council in Africa, the future would be brighter to work together.
The governor added, “Mr. President urged the former President to use his energy and network to extend similar formations in countries like Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa.”
The meeting also had in attendance, the President of the Council and the immediate past Director-General of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, Dr. Nteranya Sanginga; the governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo; top government officials from DRC and others.