- President Bola Tinubu returned to Nigeria from the 63rd independence anniversary of the Benin Republic on Tuesday
- It was earlier reported that President Tinubu travelled to the West African country in the morning but returned on the same day
- Benin Republic will b the sixth country that President Tinubu has visited him since he took the oath of office
President Bola Tinubu has returned to Nigeria from Cotonou, the capital of the Benin Republic, a neighbouring country with Nigeria.
Earlier on Tuesday, August 1, the president was reported to have travelled to the neighbouring country at the invitation of the French-speaking country's president, Patrica Talon, for the 63rd independence anniversary of the neighbouring West African country.
The arrival of President Tinubu was disclosed in a tweet by NTA on Tuesday evening. See the tweet below:
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Aside from President Tinubu, Talon also invited six state governors in Nigeria for the independence anniversary.
List of governors that followed Tinubu to Benin
The six governors are governors of the states that shared borders with the Benin Republic. They are Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.
Others are AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara, Umar Bago of Niger and Nasiru Idris of Kebbi state, and they were also present at the Independence celebration of the country.
The update was revealed by Tolu Ogunlesi, an ex-aide to former President Muhammadu Buhari, in a tweet earlier on Tuesday. See the tweet here:
How many countries Tinubu has travelled to since he become President
The Benin Republic will be the fifth country President Tinubu will travel to since he took the oath of office on May 29.
It was reported that the neighboring country was strongly affected by the pronouncement by President Tinubu that "subsidy is gone."