Gambian president Barrow visits Buhari in Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday met  with visiting Gambia’s President Adama Barrow, behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Gambian president who is visiting Nigeria for the first time since his inauguration as President on Jan. 19, 2017 arrived the presidential villa at about 11.50a.m.

The President would host Barrow to a lunch after bilateral discussions.

Barrow ended the rule of the longtime leader of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who is currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea.

Buhari played a major role in ensuring smooth democratic transition in The Gambia even when Jammeh refused to step aside.

The Economic Community of West Africa appointed Buhari the Mediator in Chief on the Gambian political impasse.