– A 10-year-old girl named Aisha Gebbi, from Bauchi, writes a letter requesting to see President Buhari
– Benson, 9-year-old made headlines prior to the 2015 presidential election when she donated her lunch ticket to then candidate Buhari as her contribution to his presidential campaign
Three of President Muhammadu Buhari’s young admirers, including a 10-year-old girl named Aisha Gebi, from Bauchi, who wrote a her letter requesting to see him, have been hosted by the president at the state house.
The other kids, Nicole Benson, from Lagos, and Maya Jamal from Abuja alongside Gebbi, spent about 30 minutes with the president at the state house on Monday morning, October 16.
The three kids have shown their support to the president in different ways.
Benson, a nine-year-old pupil of Greensprings School Lekki in Lagos, made headlines prior to the 2015 presidential election when she donated her lunch ticket to then candidate Buhari as her contribution to his presidential campaign.
Maya Jamal, the three-year-old daughter of a popular social media user, “White Nigerian” was seen in a 10 second video praying for the quick recovery of Buhari while he was in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
While, Aisha, who is a 10-year-old had penned a letter seeking a face-to-face meeting with the president, which was posted by her niece, Huseini Gebi, asking for a retweet to make her dream a reality.
President Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, came across the letter and showed it to the president over the weekend.
Buhari then asked for her to come and see him.
Below are videos and photos of Buhar’s meeting with the children:
Meanwhile, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has justified the proposed plan by the Buhari administration to obtain a $5.5bn loan to assist it in its developmental projects.
The party’s spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, in a statement on Sunday, October 15, said the proposed loan was necessitated by the modern financial realities of running a government.
The APC also denounced the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for accusing the Buhari administration of mismanaging the buoyant economy it inherited.
The party said in an era where taxation and other revenue streams may not necessarily provide sufficient funds for economic development, governments in developing economies may need to resort to borrowing to finance developmental projects, Premium Times reports.
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