The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret’d) will on Wednesday in Bissau, Guinea Bissau, receive the country’s highest honour in recognition of his contributions to the political stability of the West African nation.
The president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
He said Buhari would honour the invitation by the President of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissolo Embalo, for the special ceremony that will be held at the Presidential Villa.
Shehu also revealed that part of Buhari’s activities in Bissau would include the inauguration of a road named after him, ‘Avenue President Muhammadu Buhari’, at the capital city.
Buhari is also expected to participate in a bilateral meeting with the Nigerian delegation in Guinea Bissau.
He said, ”The one-day celebration will highlight the leadership role of Buhari in the West Coast, particularly in Guinea Bissau, regularly counseling and motivating leaders on virtues of peace, political inclusiveness, integrity and stimulating a strong economy that drives collective prosperity.”
The president would be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno and Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai.