This is the first social function with diplomats that Mr. President is hosting since he assumed office in 2015.
The visibly elated President said "I am very delighted to have you at this reception organized principally, to provide a relaxed atmosphere for an informal interaction at the early stage of the New Year.
“Although the year is somehow far gone today for me to say Happy New Year to all of you, but it is not too late to convey my very best wishes for your well-being, joy and peace in the rest of 2016.”
Meanwhile, the Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the continuous fall of the naira, saying the currency was stronger under Goodluck Jonathan's administration.
Buhari will be travelling to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, today, Friday, February 19, 2016, to attend the Business for Africa, Egypt and the World Forum.
The President also ordered the sack and re-posting of some staff of the budget office, following the mistakes identified in the 2016 budget.