President Buhari was given a white gold ingot by African leaders

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It was a very special day for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari when a white gold ingot was awarded to him by the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week at Davos in the Swiss Alps.

It was a very special day for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari when a white gold ingot was awarded to him by the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week at Davos in the Swiss Alps. Picture: Getty

He had just returned from a meeting of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina where the WEF gave him a special honour.

President Buhari returned home to a hero’s welcome – in Lagos and beyond. But more than that, he returned to his hometown and he went to the place where he was born, to the house where he had been born and where he had been brought up as a father.

He went to the place where his wife had been born and where she had been brought up as a mother.

He went to the place where his children had been born and where they had been brought up as children.

When he returned to his home country, he was given a white gold ingot, not just a piece of yellow gold. The President’s wife, Patience, had been a diamond dealer.

The President’s family made sure that she knew what to do with it when he handed it over to them. It was a simple gift to be presented to the President at their home on the outskirts of the city where he once rose from a humble servant to become the President of the United States.

It was, indeed, a very special day for the President of Nigeria who was awarded a white gold ingot which was given by African leaders.

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