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Buhari to grace Ghana’s 61st Independence Day celebrations

February 14, 2018 1:24 PM
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Buhari to grace Ghana’s 61st Independence Day celebrations

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari will arrive in Ghana on Saturday, March 3, ahead of Ghana’s 61st Independence Day celebrations on March 6.

The Nigerian leader accepted an invitation from President Nana Akufo-Addo to be a special guest at the event.

Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this when Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa, presented his letter of credence to the Nigerian leader in Abuja.

“I will be in Ghana for your independence day celebration on March 6th, Ghana and Nigeria have come a long way and my presence there will cement the relationship between the two countries,” Mr. Buhari said.

Despite being appointed in 2017, Rashid Bawa has had to wait until February 2018 to present his letters of credence, following the extended medical leave of President Buhari during that period.

Mr Bawa thanked President Buhari and pledged to deepen the strong bonds between Ghana and Nigeria.

“Ghana and Nigeria have come a long way, we both share a lot in common, anywhere you hear Nigeria you will hear Ghana,” he said.

Rashid Bawa also took the opportunity to extend condolences on behalf of the Republic of Ghana to President Buhari on the recent sudden loss of two of his relatives.

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