• Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

Nigeria-Guinea Bissau Strengthen Ties

President Tinubu welcoming the President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of the Republic of Guinea Bissau

The Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, Mr. Dele Alake, says President Tinubu recognizes that Nigeria is being looked upon for leadership, and that he is prepared to step up to the challenge.

He stated this following the visit of President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of the Republic of Guinea Bissau to President Tinubu at his Ikoyi residence, Lagos State.

Mr. Alake told reporters that while the visit was of a private nature, President Embaló took the opportunity to express his solidarity and willingness to co-operate with Nigeria under the leadership of President Tinubu.

He also highlighted that the visit allowed Mr. Embaló, who is currently the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, to reinforce the fraternal relations between the two countries.

“President Embalo commended the laudable policy initiatives of President Tinubu in the last one month and added that everyone in the international community has been commending the giant strides of the Nigerian leader.

“He came to pay his solidarity and bond with a brother African Head of State, in the first instance, and in particular as a brother Head of State in West Africa.

“This is a very commendable sign of things to come in the entire West African region in terms of the atmosphere being generated by Nigeria’s giant steps in the last one month, and the need for Nigeria to take its rightful place in African affairs.

“Everybody is looking up to Nigeria, especially in Africa and the ECOWAS region and President Tinubu is ready to take up the gauntlet,” he added.

Bello Wakili