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‘Special Guest Of Honour’ Buhari To Attend Liberia’s 175th Independence Anniversary On Tuesday

A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari

 

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday depart Abuja for Liberia to attend the country’s 175th independence anniversary celebrations.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this on Monday in a statement.

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He said Buhari, who will be the Special Guest of Honour at the event, will join 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.”

Accompanying the President on his trip are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

After participating in the independence programme, Buhari is expected back in the country later on the same day, Tuesday.

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, President 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 for the development of the country.

 

See the full statement issued below:

PRESIDENT BUHARI ATTENDS LIBERIAN 175TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja Tuesday for Monrovia, Liberia, to attend the 175th independence anniversary celebrations of the country.

The President, who will be the Special Guest of Honour at the event, joins 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, President 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.

President Buhari who will be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, is expected back in the country later on the same day, Tuesday.

 

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

July 25, 2022

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