Buhari heads to Guinea Bissau for national celebration

Buhari heads to Guinea Bissau for national celebration

- President Buhari will travel to the Republic of Guinea Bissau on Thursday, September 24

- The president will be attending activities to mark the 47th independence anniversary of Guinea Bissau

- The Nigerian leader will be accompanied by top government officials

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday, September 24, depart Nigeria to attend ceremonies celebrating the 47th independence anniversary of the Republic of Guinea Bissau.

Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday, September 23.

According to the presidential spokesman, Buhari and other invited Heads of State and Government of Senegal, Cote d’ Ivoire, Rwanda, Mauritania, Togo and Liberia will attend an official lunch hosted by the president of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.

Top government officials, including Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs, Major-General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd), the minister of defence will be accompanying the president.

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Buhari heads to Guinea Bissau for national celebration
President Buhari heads to Guinea Bissau on Thursday, September 24. Photo credit: Premium Times.
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Other officials on the president's entourage are Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd), the national security adviser, and the director-general, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

It was gathered that the president, while in, Guinea Bissau will commission a road named in his honour by the host country.

The president at the end of the ceremonies is expected to return to Abuja.

Recall that Buhari on Thursday, July 22, departed for Bamako, the Republic of Mali on a one-day visit following a briefing by the ECOWAS special envoy to the country, former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari met with the leader of the gold coast, Nana Akufo-Addo following the friction that has ensued from the treatment of Nigerians in Ghana.

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