Buhari to attend Guinea Bissau National Day Celebration -Presidency



 

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

According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Buhari t will the Heads of State and Government of Senegal, Cote d’ Ivoire, Rwanda, Mauritania, Togo and Liberia to mark the  47th independence anniversary of Guinea Bissau.

 

 

 

 

 

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

The 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 , Nigeria in 2012 deployed troops under the auspices of ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) 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 dollars, 17 and 350 electoral kits to the ’s electoral process.

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

 

 

 

 

 

The troops were only withdrawn on September 10, 2020 after the return of stability to the West African .

The President will be accompanied by top government officials including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Defence, Major- Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd), the National Security Adviser, Major- Babagana Monguno (Rtd) and the Director-, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar,

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