President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday shunned the 11th Bola Tinubu colloquium.

The colloquium holds annually to mark the birthday of the former Lagos governor and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This year’s colloquium, which has the theme “Next Level: Work For People”, was held at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuja .

It is not clear why the President is not at the event but Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is representing Buhari who is supposed to be the Chairman of the event.

Buhari attended last year’s colloquium and previous ones which held in Lagos.

While the event was going on President Buhari was busy launching a micro pension plan for self-employed Nigerians.

The launch took place at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja.

Buhari launched the programme by supervising the registration of a Keke NAPEP operator, Sagir Shawai, a resident of Karu village of the Federal Capital Territory.

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This year’s colloquium is focusing on jobs and the economy.

The organisers said they are using the programme as an avenue to showcase government’s efforts to add millions of jobs over the next four years.