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GUINEA-BISSAU: Tinubu arrives for ECOWAS summit, visits Nigerian troops

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu has arrived in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, for the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government.

A presidential aide, Dele Alake, said in a statement today that the President’s plane landed at the International Airport in Bissau at 5.30 p.m. local time.

Tinubu is also said to have paid a visit to the Nigerian contingent of the ECOWAS Stabilisation Force stationed in the country.

Alake stated that upon his arrival, the President paid a visit to the Nigerian troops of the ECOWAS Stabilisation Force in Guinea-Bissau.

According to the Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, Tinubu, thanked the soldiers and their commander, General Al-Hassan Grema, for their dedication and service to Nigeria and their host country.

He went on to say that Nigeria would continue to back democracy in West Africa and around the world.

Grema expressed the troops’ gratitude to Tinubu for being the first Commander-in-Chief in Nigerian history to visit his troops beyond the country’s borders.

On the margins of the conference, the Nigerian president is set to attend bilateral meetings and other activities in Guinea-Bissau.

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