Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day

Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Cotonou, Benin Republic to celebrate the country’s 55th independence anniversary with his counterpart Boni Yayi.

Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day
Benin Republic welcomes Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state accompanied Buhari on the one day's state visit to the neighbour country.

Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day

Buhari left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport around 9am on August 1, today.

Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day
President Buhari and President Boni Yayi with governors of Ogun, Kebbi & Lagos state. Cotonou, Benin Republic.

The Nigerian leader, since his inauguration on May 29, has visited Chad, Niger and Cameroon and also, hosted a summit of Head of States and government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission in Abuja on June 11, 2015.

Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day
Soldiers a military parade during Benin Republic's 55th Independence Day celebrations.
Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day
President Buhari joins his Benin counterpart for Benin Republic's 55th Independence Day celebrations.
Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day
President Buhari with President Boni Yayi at a military parade during Benin Republic's 55th Independence Day celebrations.
Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day
Benin Republic's 55th Independence Day celebrations.
Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day
President Buhari with President Boni Yayi and First Lady Chantal Yayi during Benin Republic's 55th Independence Anniversary.
Buhari In Benin For Celebration Of Independence Day
President Buhari and President Boni Yayi decorate officers at Benin Republic's 55th Independence Day celebrations.

Among the purposes for the Benin trip was for President Buhari to draw support for the war against Boko Haram terrorists in the sub-region.

Benin has not deployed any troops against Boko Haram yet, but has agreed in principle to join the force.

Yayi Boni said this could begin once the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution, which has been in discussion for several months, endorsing the mission.

Source: Legit.ng

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