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El-Rufai, Tony Blair Kaduna Governor welcomes ex-British PM to state capital

The governor welcomed Blair to the state at the airport before they proceeded to a private meeting.

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Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai welcomes former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to Kaduna on July 13, 2017 play

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai welcomes former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to Kaduna on July 13, 2017

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Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai is currently playing host to former Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair today, July 13, 2017.

The governor welcomed Blair to the state at the airport before they proceeded to a private meeting.

The Brit was then introduced to the Kaduna State Executive Council where the two leaders spoke about leadership and governance.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair with Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai in Kaduna on July 13, 2017 play Tony Blair said he was privileged to be in Kaduna with Governor Nasir El-Rufai (@GovKaduna/Twitter)

 

Blair described Kaduna as an "important state in Nigeria", saying he felt privileged to be there.

During the meeting, El Rufai pressed on the issue of diversification of the country's resources, saying a potential collapse of oil prices is an opportunity to wean the country off the addiction on oil and develop other potentials.

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