President Muhammadu Buhari to attend Guinea-Bissau 47th national day anniversary! Details 👇

President Muhammadu Buhari to attend Guinea-Bissau national day anniversary!

President Buhari will on Thursday 24th September depart Abuja to attend the 47th independence day anniversary of Guinea-Bissau.

This was contained in a statement titled “President Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau national day celebration.” issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

Other Heads of State and Government from Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Mauritania, Togo and Liberia will also join President Buhari at the anniversary according to the statement.

The statement reads;

In Bissau, President Buhari will also commission (sic) a road named in his honour by the host government.

The Nigerian leader and other invited Heads of State will attend an official lunch hosted by President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea Bissau.

Nigeria and Guinea Bissau established diplomatic relations in 1974.

Following a military coup in that country, Nigeria in 2012 deployed troops under the auspices of ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau to maintain peace.

President Buhari had in response to a request for assistance by the Government of Guinea Bissau, during its last legislative elections, donated $500,000, 17 vehicles and 350 electoral kits to support the country’s electoral process.

In May this year, the President received President Embalo in Abuja, during which the Nigerian leader congratulated his counterpart on his confirmation as President, assuring him of Nigeria’s support to the new government in Guinea Bissau.

The Nigerian troops were only withdrawn on September 10, 2020 after the return of stability to the West African country.

In May this year, the President received President Embalo in Abuja, during which the Nigerian leader congratulated his counterpart on his confirmation as President, assuring him of Nigeria’s support to the new government in Guinea Bissau.

The Nigerian troops were only withdrawn on September 10, 2020 after the return of stability to the West African country.

The President will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Defense, Makor-General, Bahir Magashir, National Security Adviser, Babagana Mungono (Retd) and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

They are expected back in the country on the same day after the conclusion 3 the anniversary.

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