President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday paid a visit to his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadou Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria. President Akufo-Addo’s call is the second visit to the Nigerian President by a foreign Head of State, following his return from London after his three-month medical leave.
At a press conference after the visit, President Akufo-Addo noted that “All of us have been very anxious about his (President Buhari) well-being, and it was very good news to hear that he had returned. We are Africans, and it meant that I had to come and see things for myself.”
“I am very delighted to see that he has come back, and is very vigorous and, as always, very engaged in the issues of the day. “We had a good half an hour together; reviewing matters both in Ghana and Nigeria, as well as matters to do with what is going on in the ECOWAS community,” he said.
Both leaders also discussed issues concerning the growth of their respective economies and the fight against terrorism on the Continent and in the world. They restated their commitment to strengthening the existing relations between the two countries during their respective tenures of office and in the years ahead.
President Akufo-Addo, on his arrival, was made an honorary citizen of Abuja by Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital of Abuja, and was handed a symbolic key to the city. He was accompanied by the Minister of National Security, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah; the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Charles Owiredu; National Security Advisor, General Emmanuel Otchere; and some officials of the Presidency.