It was as a busy day President Mahammadu Buhari as he hosted high profile visitors in his Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, Tuesday.
First it was Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The visiting President, at a joint press conference with her host, said she came to thank Nigeria for helping to restore peace to her country.
The Liberian leader specifically acknowledged Nigeria’s support during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
She said her visit was also aimed at renewing the strong bond between Nigeria and Liberia.
She sympathised with Nigeria on the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.
Then came the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwus.
After the meeting with the President Ooni said that empowerment of the youth was his utmost concern.
Ogunwusi stated that with the dwindling oil economy, it was necessary to get back to the farms and other non oil sector.
Speaking with the State House correspondents after a private meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, the first class traditional ruler said that already, he had held meetings with the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe to work out the modalities of empowering the youth through agriculture.
The Ooni said: The meeting with the President was about peace and progress of the nation which he stands for and I stand for. What is also key is youth empowerment. That is the main purpose of this meeting.
“There is a lot. I am currently working with the Minister of Agriculture. We have been able to assemble over 200,000 youths within a space of 30 days. It is unbelievable. We are encouraging them to go back to the farm.”
Ahead of a crusade in the main bowlmof Abuja Stadium, Pastor Enoch Adeboye also met with the President in Aso Rock
The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, who was ushered into the president’s office barely spent 20 minutes. President Buhari receives in audience Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Statehouse on 16th Feb 2016 The meeting was said to be a private one. On his way out, he refused to speak with Journalists when approached for comments, but returned “God bless you”, as he entered his waiting car.