However, now and again presidents have required some serious energy off their calendars to take part in some light obligations. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Monday was gotten in one such light obligation.
The pioneer of Africa’s most crowded country opened the entryways of the administration for three youthful fans. Two of whom got the meeting through a Twitter crusade.
The third had donated her lunch money for campaign of the then presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari. A presidential personal assistant shared a profile of the three visitors to Aso Villa in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s guests are here in the Presidential Villa.
Maya – 3 years old
Aisha – 10 years old
Nicole – 12 years old
She wrote a letter to President Buhari – which letter was posted by her uncle on Twitter. She made a request to meet the president in her letter.
It read in part; ‘I wanted to ask you if I can come and see you. I’ve always wanted to see a president face to face.’ Her uncle asked for retweets in order to ‘make her dream come true.’
She finally got to meet the president face to face at which occasion she present him with a framed copy of the letter that she had originally written. After receiving the gift he asked of her name and was told Aisha – name of his wife – he responded with laughter, ‘Aisha, my good God!’
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In the case of Maya, her father posted a 10 second video of her praying for the health of Buhari at a time when the president was on sick leave in the United Kingdom.
In a series of videos posted on Twitter he made several appeals to the personal Twitter handles of Buhari and that of the presidency seeking for his daughter to meet with the president.
Maya’s lucky day was tied to that of Nicole and Aisha as the three met with Buhari. In her case, her daddy had to carry a shy Maya to greet the same Buhari she had longed to meet.
In 2014, 9-year-old Nicole Benson of Lagos State donated her lunch money to the president in his capacity as presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
At the time she was accompanied by current Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode. Buhari thus invited her over for a ‘reunion’ of sort.
‘Thank you very much for your contribution,’ Buhari said when he met Nicole for the second time – the first time after her donation three years ago.
THROWBACK: 3 years ago, a 9-year old Nicole Benson donated her lunch money to the then APC presidential candidate, General Muhammad Buhari.