Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari meets man far taller than him Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 27, 2021


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is taller than most members of his cabinet, although he is slimmer as well, because as his fans and allies put it, he has lived a righteous life and has not stolen Nigeria’s oil money like those with exploding stomachs.

In pictures with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Buhari who is seeking a second term in office, often appears twice as tall.

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But on Thursday, the Nigerian leader met a man taller than him and taller than almost every member of his cabinet.

The man in question was  ECOWAS Parliament Speaker, Rt Hon Moustapha Cisse LO, who was at the presidential villa in Abuja on an official visit.

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES ECOWAS PARLIAMENT. R-L Senator Ali Mohammed Ndume, Chief of Staff Mallam Abba Kyari, President Muhammadu Buhari in a handshake with Speaker ECOWAS Parliament, Rt Hon Moustapha Cisse LO, Senator Ahmed Babba Kaita, Hon Aminu Asihiru, Hon Sadiq Ibrahim, Hon P. Christophe Tachao, Senator Abubakar A. Moallhyidi and others during an audience with delegation of ECOWAS Parliament at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. DEC 13 2018

A picture sent to TODAY NEWS Africa showed Mr Buhari who often tallers than cabinet members in photographs beaten by Mr Cisse Lo. 

During the interaction, Mr Buhari vowed to continue to support ECOWAS, a regional body in West Africa. 

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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