President Akufo-Addo and President Muhammadu Buhari
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday paid a day’s visit to his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria.
President Akufo-Addo’s visit is the second to the Nigerian leader after his (Buhari’s) return from London following his three-month medical leave.
Addressing a press conference after the visit, President Akufo-Addo said, “All of us have been very anxious about his 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.”
The president added, “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.”
Presidents Akufo-Addo and Buhari discussed matters bordering on the rapid expansion and growth of their respective economies, and the fight against terrorism on the continent in particular and the world at large.
The two leaders also reiterated their commitment towards strengthening the friendship that exists between the two countries.
President Akufo-Addo, on his arrival, was made an honorary citizen of Abuja by Muhammad Musa Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and was handed a symbolic key to the city.
The Ghanaian leader was accompanied by the Minister for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah; Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Charles Owiredu; National Security Adviser, Gen. Emmanuel Otchere and some presidential staff.