President Buhari to attend Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary Celebrations
President Buhari and President Nana Akufo-Addo. (Premium Times)
By RAZAQ BAMIDELE
London, March 4, 2018 (AltAfrika)-President Muhammadu Buhari will Monday depart for Accra, Ghana to attend the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations holding at the Independence Square on Tuesday, March 6.
It is noteworthy that the President is the only foreign leader invited to the historic event as the Special Guest of Honour. Similarly, other than his host, President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Nigerian leader is the only foreign guest scheduled to address the august gathering.
President Buhari, according to statement from his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, 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 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, the statement concluded.
Recall that Ghana got her Independence in 1957, three years ahead of Nigeria,