The meeting took place immediately after President Buhari received letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Niger to Nigeria, Mr Alat Mogaskia; the High Commissioner of Ghana, Alhaji Rashid Bawa and that of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy Sea to Nigeria, Most Rev. Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi.
The former Head of State declined to speak to State House correspondents after the meeting, which lasted for less than one hour.
Barely an hour and half hour after his meeting with Abdulsalami, the President also met behind closed doors with two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande.
The two APC chieftains were in the Villa to console the President, who lost two members of his extended family in Daura recently.