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Niger President visits Buhari in Daura

07 September 2017

President Buhari led his first cabinet meeting last week since taking leave for an unspecified illness.

After pleasantries, the President boarded the Nigeria Airforce One and left by 11.10am.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed said in a statement Wednesday's meeting would not take place "due to inadequate time to prepare the documents".

The president attended the Eid prayers where Hundreds of worshippers and supporters thronged the Daura prayer ground to catch a glimpse of President.

He said, "Every Nigerian has a right to live, work and thrive in any part of the country, irrespective of backgrounds".

He also said, "until coming out of recession translates into meaningful improvement in peoples' lives, our work can not be said to be done".

NAIJ.com spotted President Muhammadu Buhari rocking an expensive wristwatch while he was visiting the Emir of Katsina state during the Sallah break on Monday, September 4.

The Nigerien president was accompanied on the visit by a former prime minister, Dr. Hamid Algabid, and the president of the economic, social and cultural council of Niger, Moussa Moumouni Djermakoye.

The NBS said that the nation's GDP grew by 0.55 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms in the quarter, indicating the exit of the economy from recession.

Niger President visits Buhari in Daura