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Buhari Jets Off To Attend Liberia’s 175th Independence Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today for Monrovia, Liberia, to attend the 175th independence anniversary of the country.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement.

According to Mr Shehu, the president, who will be the Special Guest of Honour at the event, joined 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, 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 towards the country’s development.

Buhari will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, and will be back in the country later on the same day.

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