President Buhari in closed-door meeting with ex-Govenror Kalu, others in Daura


kalu-meets-buhari-dauraFormer Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Wednesday, accompanied by the Plateau Governor, Solomon Lalong, and Communication Minister, Adebayo Shittu, has a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at his Daura country home.

The meeting was held shortly after Kalu was conferred with a chieftaincy title of “Danbaiwan Hausa” by the Emir of Daura, Dr. Farouq Umar Farouq.

Both Plateau Governor and the Communication minister were among the dignitaries who were with Kalu at the Emir’s palace for the chieftaincy title.

The trio, shortly after the event, left for President Buhari’s residence.

They were ushered in at 2.40 pm. The Plateau Governor was the first to depart the residence at 3.30pm while Kalu and Shittu left five minutes later.

Shittu, however, told journalists that they were at the president’s residence to pay respect

The minister said: “We were here to pay obeisance. You know the president is at home and has just recently returned from a medical trip in London.

“The President is not only fit to trek long distances like 800 metres, the President is both mentally and physically fit to pilot the affairs of Nigeria.”

Shittu said he attended Kalu’s event to felicitate with him and show kindness and liberal attitude to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religious affiliations.

The Emir had earlier said, during Kalu’s conferment ceremony that he was honoured with the title because of his efforts to keep Nigeria as one country and his vocal support for President Buhari’s administration and programmes.