President Muhammadu Buhari today departs Abuja for Accra, Ghana to attend the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations holding at the Independence Square on Tuesday, March 6.
President Buhari is said to be the only foreign leader invited to the event as the Special Guest of Honour.
This was revealed on Sunday, in a statement, signed by the special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Adesina in the statement said Buhari apart from the host, President Nana Akufo-Addo is the only foreign guest scheduled to address the august gathering and he will use then occasion to reaffirm commitment to the bilateral relationship between both countries.
“President Buhari will use the unique opportunity to reaffirm the long-standing warm relations between the peoples and governments of both brotherly nations.
“He will also underscore Nigeria’s commitment to strengthening the bilateral ties in furtherance of democracy, good governance and overall development not only in the West African sub-region, but also the African continent,” the statement read in part.
The President and his delegation which includes, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, will return to Abuja after the celebrations on Tuesday.