Buhari, Abdulrazaq, others set to depart Nigeria for Liberia tomorrow

By Ibraheem Solaudeen.

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria for Monrovia tomorrow, to attend the 172nd Independence anniversary celebrations of Liberia.

The president, who will attend the ceremony as the Special Guest of Honour, will receive Liberia’s highest national honour: The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the award will be presented to the Nigerian government for its “outstanding and distinguished service in international affairs, government, religion, art, science or commerce, and also for singular acts of philanthropy and deeds of heroism and valour.”

The statement also added that President Buhari will be accompanied by Governors Kayode Fayemi, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and Mai Mala Buni of Ekiti, Kwara and Yobe States respectively, as well as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mustapha Sulaiman, and other top government officials.

The President will return to Nigeria later tomorrow, immediately after the ceremony.

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