A book titled “Working with Buhari” by Femi Adesina, the former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, is scheduled to be launched on Tuesday, January 16 in Abuja. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to be the special guest of honor at the event.
The event, scheduled to take place at the Transcorp Hilton, may mark the first public appearance of former President Buhari and his successor, President Tinubu, since the handover on May 29, 2023. Notable attendees at the event include former head of state and chairman of the occasion, General Yakubu Gowon, with General I.B.M Haruna serving as co-chairman, alongside other distinguished dignitaries.
A royal delegation from Saudi Arabia, led by Prince Abdulaziz Bin Faisal Al Saud, has also confirmed attendance, while Alhaji Mohammed Indimi would be the chief launcher.
A statement in Abuja yesterday by the chairman of the planning committee for the book, Malam Garba Deen Muhammad, described the event as a “historic moment.”
He said, “The book will provide insight unlikely to be found anywhere else; because Femi will be telling his story from a morally strong position.
“Those who know Femi are very familiar with his unwavering loyalty to his principal, former president Muhammadu Buhari. The book will reveal Femi’s motivation; why Buhari was, is, and will likely remain his hero. It is, in one sentence, a study in loyalty.”
The book, published by Safari Books, is a memoir of Adesina’s eight years in office as special adviser to Buhari on media and publicity – an office that afforded him a front-row seat in Buhari’s government.