Tinubu, Buhari to appear together first time since May 29 at Femi Adesina’s book launch

Bola Tinubu and Muhammadu Buhari

President Bola Tinubu, his predecessor Muhammadu Buhari, and former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd) have been scheduled to attend the public presentation of a book written by Buhari’s former special adviser on media and publicity Femi Adesina on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

A press release on Saturday by the chairman of the planning committee, Garba Deen Muhammad, disclosed that the book, entitled: Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, (2015-2023), would be presented to the public at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja with Tinubu as the special guest of honour.

The event will be the first time Buhari and Tinubu would appear publicly together since the handover of power on May 29, 2023.

Gowon will be the chairman of the occasion while the co-chairman will be General I.B.M Haruna.

A royal delegation from Saudi Arabia, led by Prince Abdulaziz Bin Faisal Al Saud, has also confirmed attendance, while businessman, Mohammed Indimi, will be the chief launcher.

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The planning committee chairman, Muhammad, described the event as a “historic moment.”

He said, “The book will provide insight unlikely to be found anywhere else; because Femi will be telling his story from a morally strong position.

“Those who know Femi are very familiar with his unwavering loyalty to his principal, former president Muhammadu Buhari. The book will reveal Femi’s motivation; why Buhari was, is, and will likely remain his hero. It is, in one sentence, a study in loyalty.”

The book, published by Safari Books, is a memoir of Adesina’s eight years in office as special adviser to Buhari on media and publicity – an office that afforded him a front-row seat in Buhari’s government.