President Buhari hosts Bill Gates, Dangote to dinner
22 March 2018 National
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted philanthropist and Co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates to a dinner at the State House in Abuja.
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and top government officials were also at the dinner.
Although the Presidency tweeted about the dinner, which was held the same day 104 of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls were freed, it did not give details about what was discussed.
Mr Gates was expected to meet with government officials, civil society and private sector stakeholders in Abuja and Lagos.
He would be canvassing with the federal government and other development partners to prioritise supporting Nigeria’s poorest people to ensure a sustainable and inclusive economic future.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been playing significant humanitarian and philanthropic roles in Nigeria in the areas of polio eradication, maternal health and other areas.