President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met with Equatorial Guinea President, Theodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. At the end of the closed doors meeting, Equatorial Guinea President, advocated for dialogue as the solution to the myriad of crises plaguing various countries in West African sub-region. Speaking with State House journalists, he said that he came to visit Buhari to know about the state of his health in view of the health crisis he went through for the better part of last year.

Stressing that the visit was also in line with a maxim that when a fellow person is down, it is the responsibility of persons around him to seek his wellbeing, he said that he was glad to see the President looking hail and healthy. He also congratulated Buhari for giant strides in the fight against Boko Haram, which he said had caused a great havoc which had spread to some other West African countries including Chad and Cameroon.

According to him, through Buhari’s committed fight against Boko Haram, the insurgent group is almost eliminated but for pockets of attacks still being carried out by the insurgents.