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Buhari cracks jokes with a straight face-Osinbajo 

President Muhammadu Buhari cracks jokes and still keeps a straight face, said Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in a documentary, “Buhari: Beyond the Iron and Steel” put together by the  Media and Publicity department of the State House.

“He gives you things to do, and leaves you strictly to do those things. No interference at all, once he has confidence in you….And he cracks those jokes, and manages to still keep a straight face,” Osinbajo said.

“How I wish Nigerians know his softer and accommodating side. Very jocular. But it is our duty to tell them,” said Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in the documentary scheduled to to be aired on the Nigerian Television Authority on Sunday and Monday at 8pm and on Channels Television on Monday.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, in the documentary admitted that he and some other people he did not name can no longer roll on the floor of  President Muhammadu Buhari’s living room like they use as to when they were in opposition.



“When we were in the opposition, you needed to see how we rolled on the floor in his (Buhari’s) living room, as we laughed. Of course, we can’t do that again now.”

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunke Amosun, described him as a “reformed democrat.”

“I wish I had his patience. He would listen to everybody, and then take a decision. He is a reformed democrat,” he said.


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