August 23, 2016 – Journalists Warned To Stay Away As John Kerry Is Set To Visit Buhari In Aso Rock Today
The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, will today meet with Buhari at the Presidential villa in Abuja.
Kerry is expected to meet behind closed doors with President Buhari where the two leaders would hold bilateral discussion bothering on building stronger ties between Nigeria and the United States.
As security is beefed up in the presidency ahead of the visit, reporters have been barred from covering the activities with exception of cameramen who would only take establishment shots.
According to the schedule, the American scribe will also meet with five governors from the northern part of the country at the end of his bilateral talks with President Buhari.
Our correspondents gathered that all reporters throughout the period of Kerry’s stay in the villa will be confined to the briefing room of the council chambers.
Aside from establishing the arrival of the visiting Secretary of state at the forecourt of the presidential villa by about 2:55pm, only photographers and videographers will also be allowed to establish the bilateral meeting at the Grey room of the President’s office.