Former President Olusegun Obasanjo met with Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo and Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The trio met over the weekend at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, according to Obasanjo’s Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi.
At the inaugural Stakeholders’ conference of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)-Nigeria Business Council, held over the weekend at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, the Obasanjo met with El-Rufai and Soludo.
At the meeting, Obasanjo, who is the Council Patron, “commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his foresight in creating the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – Nigeria Business Council.”
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, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
El-Rufai said “the President was excited about the Council. He said with such Council in Africa, the future will be brighter to work together.”
“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 Kaduna State governor added
The meeting also had in attendance, the President of the Council and the immediate past Director General of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr. Nteranya Sanginga; top government officials from DRC and others.