• Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

President Tinubu Commends Nigerian Troops On Peacekeeping Mission In Guinea-Bissau

President Tinubu and his Entourage with the Troops in a group photograph

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has made a remarkable visit to the Nigerian Army contingent troops on peacekeeping to the Economic Community of West Africa States-ECOWAS Stabilization Support Mission in Guinea Bissau to boost their morale.

This took place shortly after President Bola Ahmed Tinubu arrived in Guinea-Bissau to attend the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS, in Bissau, capital of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

The President who commended the efforts of the military expressed optimism that the Nigerian troops providing peacekeeping will continue sustaining stability not only in the West African region but around the world.

President Tinubu described his visit to the troops as a solidarity one to reassure them of the government’s commitment to their welfare.

He reiterated that Nigeria is committed to the continued stability, peace, and security of the West African region, particularly Guinea-Bissau.

The Force Commander of the Contingent Troops, Brigadier General, Alhassan Muhammad Grema said the Nigerian government had paid all allowances due to them stating that they are providing enough security in Guinea-Bissau while also securing the residence of the country’s President.

Earlier, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Ibrahim Abubakar Kana added that Nigeria can generate more revenue from producing security equipment to secure countries in West Africa noting that the government has deployed the most number of soldiers so far on the Peacekeeping mission.

At the ECOWAS Summit, President Tinubu is expected to address memoranda on pressing sub-regional issues including; Report of the 50th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) covering security challenges faced by the member countries; Report of the 90th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Council of Ministers on the financial situation of the body and the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), as well as Report on the status of Transition in the Republics of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea.

The stylish hearty cheers

The high point of the President’s visit to the troops was the three hearty cheers displayed by the soldiers in a grand style to honour President Tinubu.

Bello Wakili