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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received his predecessor, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja as they held a closed-door meeting.
The former president came into Aso Rock at about 4 pm but it is was however unclear what the duo discussed as Jonathan did not speak to journalists after the meeting.
As it stands, the presidency has yet to disclose the agenda of the meeting. The ex-President had been working as ECOWAS special envoy to Mali, a position that has brought him in more regular contact with President Buhari in recent times.
The meeting between Buhari and Jonathan might not be unconnected with efforts toward finding lasting peace in Mali and other troubled West African countries.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that Buhari recently came back from New York, where he attended the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with a special request from the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to help in restoring socio-political order in troubled West African countries.
Guterres had commended Buhari for his leadership roles in Africa as well as stabilisation of the West African sub-region.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK