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Buhari jets to Portugal to receive national honour

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has travelled to Portugal on a state visit where he would be conferred the highest honour of the land by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said his principal would participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference.

The conference is slated to run from Lisbon on Monday, June 27, till July 1, 2022.

Co-hosted by Kenya and Portugal and supported by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the conference is aimed at accelerating the adoption of science-based innovative solutions to challenges facing oceans and the global marine ecosystem.

During the visit, Buhari will be conferred with the Portuguese highest honour, ‘Great Collar of the Order of Prince Henry.’

Buhari and his counterpart are going to chair an enlarged bilateral meeting and also witness the signing of some agreements bordering on issues of mutual concern.

He will be back on Saturday, July 2, 2022.

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