Security, trade top agenda of Buhari’s visit to Ghana


President Muhammadu Buhari (left); and his Ghanaian counterpart, John Dramani Mahama, during the Buhari’s official visit to Ghana, where he gave the assurance that he would name his ministers this month. …yesterday.

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday left for Accra, the Ghanaian capital on one-day official visit to the country. During the visit, President Buhari would confer with his Ghanaian counterpart, John Dramani Mahama on bilateral relations, regional security, trade and other issues of common interest to Nigeria, Ghana and other members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

A statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina said the President is also expected to meet with members of the Nigerian community in Ghana and entrepreneurs before returning to Abuja yesterday.

He will be accompanied to Accra by the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.) and the Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice and Industry, Trade and Investment.

Meanwhile, Buhari has congratulated the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) on his 70th birthday anniversary In a congratulatory letter to the cleric, Buhari praised the Bishop’s tireless dedication to his duty as the spiritual shepherd of many Nigerians and non-Nigerians. “It gives me immense joy to felicitate with you as you clock the landmark age of 70 years.

More than four decades of these 70 years have been dedicated to the work of God as a pastor and preacher.” “Our prayer is that God will give you longer life, strength and ability to serve Him for many more years,” President Buhari wrote.

The President wished Bishop Okonkwo, members of his family and The Redeemed Evangelical Mission a very happy celebration of his birthday.

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