By Danjuma Aliyu
President Muhammadu Buhari has been invited to attend Ghana’s 61st Independence day.
According to the President’s spokesperson Femi Adesina, President Buhari who will depart Nigeria today, is the “only foreign guest scheduled to address the gathering,” to mark the special celebration.
DENISAURUS News understands that the independence day celebration is scheduled to hold at the Independence Square.
Mr Adesina said “President Buhari will use the unique opportunity to reaffirm the long-standing warm relations between the peoples and governments of both nations.”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, will fly with the President.
They are expected back in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday.
However, before the visit to Ghana, President Buhari will travel to Taraba, and other areas affected by the ongoing herdsmen crisis.
On Monday, the Presidency said: “In view of recent terrorist attacks, criminal activities and communal clashes in some States leading to tragic loss of lives and kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls, President Muhammadu Buhari immediately tasked the Armed Forces and other Security agencies to compile comprehensive reports on the various incidents
“Having received and studied the Reports, the President has decided to undertake an on the spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected,” the spokesman adds.
“From today, March 5, he will visit Taraba, and subsequently Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers States.
“President Buhari has been receiving daily briefings, and has been in constant touch with the Governors, and has been updated with situation reports.
“The president calls on all Nigerians especially those in the affected areas to cooperate fully with the security agencies to enable them curb the spate of crimes, bring those responsible to justice and prevent further occurrences.”