President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his predecessor Muhammadu Buhari have been scheduled to attend the launch of a memoir authored by the latter’s former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
The book, titled, Working With Buhari, will be presented to the public on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.
President Tinubu is expected to attend as a special guest of honour.
The event could be the first time Buhari and Tinubu would appear publicly together since the former handed power over to the latter on May 29, 2023.
Other prominent guests expected at the event are former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon as chairman of the occasion and General I.B.M. Haruna (ret.) as co-chairman.
Alhaji Mohammed Indimi would be the chief launcher.
A statement issued in Abuja by the chairman of the Planning Committee for the book launch, Malam Garba Deen Muhammad, said a royal delegation from Saudi Arabia, led by Prince Abdulaziz Bin Faisal Al Saud, has also confirmed attendance.
He described the event as a “historic moment,” adding, “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.