President Muhammadu Buhari will Monday depart for Accra, Ghana, to attend the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations holding at the Independence Square on Tuesday, March 6.
The president’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said in a statement on Sunday that Mr. Buhari is the only foreign leader invited to the historic event as the Special Guest of Honour.
“Similarly, other than his host, President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Nigerian leader is the only foreign guest scheduled to address the august gathering,” Mr. Adesina said.
He also said Mr. Buhari will use the “unique opportunity to reaffirm the long-standing warm relations between the peoples and governments of both brotherly nations”.
He said the president will also underscore Nigeria’s commitment to strengthening the bilateral ties in furtherance of democracy, good governance and overall development not only in the West African sub-region, but also the African continent.
“The president and his delegation which includes, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, will return to Abuja after the celebrations on Tuesday,” the statement said. ( Premium Times )