President Muhammadu Buhari went down memory lane Friday in Abuja while receiving in farewell audience the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
He told the outgoing ambassador, Ba Abdarrahmane, that the affinity between Nigeria and Mauritania under his watch, dates back to when he was a military leader between January 1984 and August, 1985.
The Nigerian leader in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said he led Nigeria to stand with Mauritania then, and even now.
The President thanked the Ambassador, who spent almost seven years in Nigeria, for engendering a good relationship between the two countries, urging Mauritania to always present a united front to the international community.
Ambassador Abdarrahmane said he enjoyed his tour of duty in Nigeria, and would always remain an ambassador of goodwill.