Nigeria’s number one citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to join his African counterparts in Liberia on Tuesday to attend the country’s Independence Day ceremony.
Applesbite understands that Buhari will depart Abuja today for Monrovia where the country’s 175th anniversary would be celebrated in a large gathering.
Liberia’s Independence Day is commemorated on July 26 every year by the African Republic of Liberia.
Confirming President Buhari’s participation, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement released on Monday said the Nigerian leader will be the Special Guest of Honour at the event to 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.”
Applesbite understands that 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, Mr 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 support for the country’s development.
President Buhari will be accompanied to Liberia by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar.
They are all expected to return back to Nigeria the same day after the event.