President Tinubu heads to Benin Republic on Tuesday

President Bola Tinubu to attend Benin Republic Independence Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will, on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, attend the 63rd independence anniversary celebration of the Republic of Benin.

IjesaNews reports that the confirmation came via a statement released by Presidential Spokesman Dele Alake on Monday.

As the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the statement has it that President Tinubu has been appointed as the Special Guest of President Patrice Talon in the event.

The visit will mark the second time the two leaders meet, following their initial interaction during the summit on the New Global Financing Pact in Paris, France.

Subsequently, they met at the 63rd Ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS held in Guinea-Bissau and, more recently, at the State House, Abuja, where the Benin Republic President honoured the invitation to President Tinubu.

To accompany him in the one-day visit will be six governors: Ogun’s Dapo Abiodun, Lagos’ Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Oyo’s Seyi Makinde, Kwara’s AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, Kebbi’s Nasir Idris, and Niger’s Mohammed Umar Bago including the president’s aides.

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