BUHARI AND KING OF JORDAN

President Muhammadu Buhari has honoured the leader of Jordan, King Abdullah bin Al-Hussein by naming the newly commissioned National Counter Terrorism Center after him (Al-Hussein).

This was announced in a statement released by the presidential media aide, Garba Shehu on Tuesday April 4, 2023.

Shehu added that the Nigerian leader also had telephone communication with the Jordan king.

Shehu also stated that the two leaders showed their excitement over the cordial and fruitful Nigeria-Jordan strategic relations in areas such as security and other key global issues.

“In the conversation, the Jordanian leader called to wish the President a happy and successful Ramadan and to especially thank him for naming the auditorium in the newly commissioned National Counter Terrorism Center in Abuja after him,” the statement read.

“The facility is named ‘King Abdullah Bin Hussein II Auditorium.’ Many important issues were also discussed by the two leaders regarding security.”

While communicating on phone, the Nigerian leader revealed the country’s encounters with Jordan in addressing terrorism and its extension across West Africa.

Buhari also said the country has gained from the Middle Eastern kingdom as it lent support to neutralize the activities of insurgents in the sub-region.

Shehu also stated that the Jordan King revealed his wish to pay a visit to the Aso Villa, Nigeria before Buhari leaves office.

This implies that the Jordan King would have to show up in Nigeria for his intended familiarization visit before May 29, 2023 — the date officially set aside for inauguration of the newly elected president, Senator Bola Tinubu.

The Informant247 recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election.

According to INEC, Tinubu came victorious with 8.8 million votes.

The presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar came second with 6.9 million votes, while Peter Obi, had 6.1 million votes.

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