Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari will receive “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers,” Republic of Liberia’s highest national honour today.
He will also be part of the 172nd Independence Anniversary Celebrations of the country holding at the capital, Monrovia.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the award is presented by the government for outstanding and distinguished service in international affairs, government, religion, art, science or commerce, and also for singular acts of philanthropy and deeds of heroism and valour.
President Buhari will be accompanied by Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara and Mai Mala Buni of Yobe states, as well as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mustapha Sulaiman and other top government officials.
The president will return to Abuja today.