The President of the United State of America, Barrack Obama is preparing to break his administration’s tradition when President Muhammadu Buhari arrives in Washington D.C. on a state visit on Monday, July 20, 2015.
Buhari will be hosted at the Blair House, the official guest house of the American President, right opposite the White House.
This is unlike the typical US government’s attitude to visiting Heads of State, particularly Nigerian past leaders.
While in Office, former President, Goodluck Jonathan and his entourage during official visits to Washington D.C. usually stayed at the Westin Grand Hotel. At other times, he booked Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and the Pierre Hotel.
The decision to host President Buhari in the official Guest House of the United States President will not only cut down the cost of the trip but also allow time for informal discussions by both leaders.