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Buhari leaves for Liberia’s 172nd independence anniversary

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President Muhammadu Buhari is departing Abuja for Monrovia to attend the activities marking Liberia’s 172nd independence anniversary.

Besides being a special guest of honour, the Nigerian leader would receive the West African country’s highest national honour, “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers.”

The award is presented to outstanding individuals in international affairs, government, religion, art, science or commerce and also for singular acts of philanthropy and deeds of heroism and valour.

Buhari is accompanied by Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara) and Mai Mala Buni (Yobe) as well as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mustapha Sulaiman and other top government officials.

A statement yesterday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the president is returning to the country today immediately after the festivities.


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