Tinubu Departs Abuja, Heads To Benin Republic For The Country’s 63rd Independence Anniversary
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will today attend the 63rd independence anniversary of Benin Republic.
A statement last night in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communication and Strategy, Mr. Dele Alake, said President Tinubu, who is also the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), will be the special guest of President Patrice Talon at the ceremony.
According to the statement, the President will be accompanied by Governors Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara), Nasir Idris (Kebbi), and Mohammed Umar Bago (Niger).
“President Tinubu had first met with Talon on the sidelines of the summit on New Global Financing Pact in Paris, France; later at the 63rd ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS in Guinea-Bissau; and more recently at the State House, Abuja, along with leaders of three other West African nations, where the Benin Republic President invited him for the anniversary.
“President Tinubu had drawn the attention of the Beninese leader to the need to review and strengthen cultural, trade and economic relations between their two countries, highlighting joint border patrols by the Customs and harmonizing regulations on the front lines,” the statement said.