Buhari President hosts 3 children in Aso Rock

The president is meeting with the three children in the Presidential Villa.

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President Muhammadu Buhari played host to three children at the Presidential Villa on Monday, October 16, 2017.

In a post made by the president's Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on his Twitter account (@BashirAhmaad), he revealed that the president met with the three after they requested audience with him.

President Muhammadu Buhari's guests in the Presidential Villa play

President Muhammadu Buhari's guests in the Presidential Villa

(Twitter/@BashirAhmaad)

 

He tweeted, "President Muhammadu Buhari's guests are here in the Presidential Villa. Maya - 3 years old. Aisha - 10 years old. Nicole - 12 years old."

 

According to Bashir, 12-year-old Nicole Benson had donated her lunch money to the president's campaign 3 years ago when he was a candidate, while 3-year-old Maya Jamal's father had sent a 10-second clip of the little girl praying for the president's health while he was treating an undisclosed illness for three months in London.

President Muhammadu Buhari shakes hands with Nicole Benson in the Presidential Villa on Monday, October 16, 2017 play

President Muhammadu Buhari shakes hands with Nicole Benson in the Presidential Villa on Monday, October 16, 2017

(Twitter/@MBuhari)

 

Aisha Gebi's uncle, Hussein, tweeted a letter the 10-year-old had written to the president declaring her support for him and requesting a face-to-face meeting with him.

During the meeting, President Buhari thanked Nicole for her contribution of N5,785 which was all saved up from her lunch allowance and pocket money and donated to the president's campaign three years ago.

 

"Nicole, I congratulate you, and myself for being here today. Your contribution made a great impact. As you can see, I am here in the Presidential Villa. Thank you," he said.

President Buhari also thanked Aisha for her letter which reassured him of his popularity among the country's youthful population, and thanked Maya for her prayers during his illness.

President Muhammadu Buhari shakes hands with Maya Jamal (middle) in the Presidential Villa on Monday, October 16, 2017 play

President Muhammadu Buhari shakes hands with Maya Jamal (middle) in the Presidential Villa on Monday, October 16, 2017

(Twitter/@MBuhari)

He also expressed his wish to still meet with the children even when he's no longer president of the country.

"I am hoping that it will not be the first and last time we will be meeting while I am here. We will continue to meet even after I have left here," he said.

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