Just in: African president visit Buhari in Katsina, to celebrate Sallah with Nigerian leader (photos)
- Professor Alpha Conde, president of Guinea, is in Nigeria to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir with his counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari
- Conde was received by the governor of Katsina, Aminu Masari, in Katsina before he proceeded to Daura, Buhari's hometown
- The visiting president is expected to attend the Durba display in Katsina before being honoured with a title
The president of Guinea, Professor Alpha Conde, arrived Katsina state on Saturday, August 10, as he is set to celebrate the Sallah with his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari.
Conde was accorded a warm welcome by President Buhari and members of Daura community in Katsina state, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The report quoted Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari's aide, as saying in Abuja that President Conde is in Daura for the Eid El-Kabir celebrations.
He explained that the visiting president would attend the Eid prayers with Buhari on Sunday, August 11, and be treated to the traditional Durbar display at the palace of the emir of Daura, Faruk Umar Faruk.
Conde is in Nigeria to celebrate the Sallah with President Buhari
Credit: Femi Adesina
The statement further disclosed that President Conde would also be conferred with a traditional title by the Daura emirate.
The statement said the Conde "was greeted by excited, young members of Daura community and colourful horse riders at the helipad close to President Buhari’s country home."
Buhari, Conde and Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina
Credit: Femi Adesina
Shehu stated that Conde’s visit would provide an opportunity to reinforce strong relationship between the two leaders and both nations, and for them to engage in discussions on bilateral and global matters.
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"It will also provide an opportunity for the visiting president to share in the rich history of Daura, which is the linchpin of Hausa society, ethnically," he added.
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