Buhari, Mongono, Magashi, Onyeama, others depart Nigeria for Bissau on Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Bissau to attend ceremonies celebrating the Nationwide Day of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, September 24.

The President will be part of the Heads of State and Authorities of Senegal, Cote d’ Ivoire, Rwanda, Mauritania, Togo and Liberia to mark the 47th independence anniversary of Guinea Bissau.

In Bissau, President Buhari will even fee a street named in his honour by the host authorities.

In line with Femi Adesina, his spokesman, the Nigerian chief and different invited Heads of State will attend an official lunch hosted by President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea Bissau.

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Nigeria and Guinea Bissau established diplomatic relations in 1974.

Following a navy coup in that nation, Nigeria in 2012 deployed troops underneath the auspices of ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) to keep up peace.

President Buhari had in response to a request for help by the Authorities of Guinea Bissau, throughout its final legislative elections, donated $500,000 {dollars}, 17 autos and 350 electoral kits to assist the nation’s electoral course of.

In Could this yr, the President obtained President Embalo in Abuja, throughout which the Nigerian chief congratulated his counterpart on his affirmation as President, assuring him of Nigeria’s assist to the brand new authorities in Guinea Bissau.

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The Nigerian troops had been solely withdrawn on September 10, 2020, after the return of stability to the West African nation.

The President will probably be accompanied by high authorities officers together with the Minister of International Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Defence, Main-Basic Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd), the Nationwide Safety Adviser, Main-Basic Babagana Monguno (Rtd) and the Director-Basic, Nationwide Intelligence Company, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar,

President Buhari will return to Abuja on the finish of the ceremonies on Thursday.

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