Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo caused a stir at the ongoing African Export and Import Bank, Afreximbank, Annual Meeting in Abuja on Friday.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the former President chose to sit among the participants instead of a front row seat reserved for him among the dignitaries, at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton.
No one knew the reason for Obasanjo’s action and he did not explain to anyone.
Before Obasanjo’s arrival, Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and Albert Muchanga, African Union’s Commissioner for Trade and Transport were already seated.
He arrived when Benedict Oramah, the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Afreximbank was delivering his welcome speech.
Earlier, the meeting witnessed the opening ceremony which featured a documentary on the history of Afreximbank’s 25 years of existence.