President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, July 26, depart Abuja for Liberia to attend the country’s 175th independence anniversary celebrations.
The President who is one of ‘the Special Guest of Honours’ at the event, will deliver an address bordering on “West Africa’s security, free and fair elections and respect for rule of law.”
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Monday evening, July 25.
According to him, “The President 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.”