Latest News

Cross-generational exchange as Tinubu greets Senegal’s youngest

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu joined other world leaders to witness the historic inauguration of Bassirou Faye as the youngest president of Senegal.

President Tinubu, who turned 72 on March 29, four days after Bassirou Faye celebrated his 44th birthday was seen in a video shaking hands with the new president.

A video posted by the official handle of the Presidency on X (formerly known as Twitter) showed the two presidents enjoying a warm handshake following Faye’s inauguration.

President Bola Tinubu felicitating with Senegalese President, Bassirou Faye at President Faye’s inauguration in Dakar, Senegal today, 02 April 2024

— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) April 2, 2024

Meanwhile, in his congratulatory message, Tinubu said Faye’s election came with great promise and a sterling record. He wished the young president success as he took on the job of leading the people of Senegal.

Tinubu, who is the chairman of the Economic Communities of West African States (ECOWAS), said the successful conduct of the Senegal election was a boost to the sub-regional organisation in its efforts to promote peace and constitutional order, as well as strengthen ties among member states.

Tinubu congratulated the people of Senegal and assured them of Nigeria’s best wishes and support.

The 44-year-old former tax inspector, has pledged to weed out corruption, restore stability and prioritise economic sovereignty.

This is President Tinubu’s first visit to Senegal since he assumed power in May 2023.

The president is expected to return to Nigeria later today.