By David Iorja (ABUJA)
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Tuesday for Monrovia, the Liberia capital city, to attend the 175th independence anniversary of the country.
The president’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja
Malam Shehu noted that the president, who will be the Special Guest of Honour at the event, would joined other world leaders and organisations to rejoice with the people of Liberia at the event with the theme: “Fostering Unity, Protecting Our Peace for Development and Prosperity.”
“Nigeria played a leading role in the stabilisation of the West African nation in the early 90s, leading to the establishment of democratic rule and has continued to assist the country in many ways, especially through the Technical Aids Corps scheme”.
“In 2019, Buhari was conferred with the highest national honour in the country, the Grand Cordon in the Most Venerable Order of Knighthood of the Pioneers of the Republic of Liberia, in recognition of Nigeria’s continued support towards the development of the country”, he said.
President will be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Abubakar.
He is expected back to the country later on the same day.