- President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in the United Arab Emirates to extend his heartfelt condolence to the nation after the demise of its former leader
- The former leader, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died at 73 and was buried at Al Bateen Cemetery in Abu Dhabi
- Meanwhile, Buhari has congratulated the half-brother Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan who succeeded the late ruler
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has landed in Dubai to condole with the people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the death of their former leader, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Zayed Al Nahyan demise was announced on Friday, May 13 after he passed away at the age of 73.
Legit.ng gathered that the president visited the UAE alongside Isa Pantami the minister of communication and digital economy, Zubairu Dada; the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, and the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.
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Buhari sends message to new UAE president
Meanwhile, in an earlier report by the Vanguard newspaper, President Buhari upon hearing the unfortunate demise of the former UAE leader congratulated new President, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan who assumed office following the demise of his predecessor.
According to a statement issued by the president’s media aide, Garba Shehu, the congratulatory message to the new leader was a reaffirmation of Nigeria’s good relationship with the UAE.
“Under the new leadership, President Buhari looks forward to a bigger and stronger partnership for peace, stability, and prosperity of both countries.”
President Buhari is expected to return back to Nigeria on Saturday, May 21.
President Muhammadu Buhari makes important appointment
In another development, President Buhari has appointed Dr Adamu Tutuwa as the new substantive Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO).
Tutuwa’s appointment was approved by President Buhari, according to a statement released on Friday, May 20.
Until her new appointment, Tutuwa was the director of the Biotechnology Centre of the National Biotechnology Development Agency.
President Buhari appoints new CG for fire service
Similarly, President Buhari has approved the appointment of Abdulganiyu Jaji as the new Controller General (CG) of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) with effect from Friday, April 22.
The approval was disclosed in a statement signed by Aisha Rufai, Secretary to the Civil Defence, Immigration and Prisons Service Board (CDIPB) on Tuesday, April 26, in Abuja.
Jaji was the Deputy Controller General (DCG) in charge of Administration and Supplies at the FFS before his appointment as CG.