US Visit: Obama to Break American Tradition for Buhari

 United States President Barrack Obama will be breaking his administration’s tradition when President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in Washington D.C. on a state visit on Monday next week, DAILY TIMES reports.

  1. buhari obama.jpgBuhari will be hosted at the Blair House, the official guest house of the American President, right opposite the White House.
    This is in clear departure from the American government’s attitude to visiting Heads of State, particularly Nigerian leaders.

    During official visits to Washington D.C. while in office, former President Jonathan and his entourage usually stayed at the Westin Grand Hotel. At other times, he booked Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Pierre Hotel.
    The decision to host President Buhari in the official Guest House of the United States President will not only cut down the cost of the trip but also allow time for informal discussions by both leaders.

    It is also believed to be a demonstration of US President Barrack Obama’s admiration of President Buhari and to support the Nigerian leader’s acclaimed frugal lifestyle and disdain for ostentatious lifestyle.

    Source: Nigerian Bulletin