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President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, says he is very delighted to see President Muhammadu Buhari back in Nigeria from his medical leave.
This comes more than three weeks after President Buhari returned to the country, after spending over 100 days in the United Kingdom.
Since he returned on August 19, President Buhari has been receiving congratulatory messages from leaders within and outside the African continent.
President Akufo-Addo, who was in Nigeria on a brief state visit with his Nigerian counterpart, said, “I came from Accra today (Tuesday) to visit my senior brother, President Buhari.”
“All of us have been very anxious about his well-being and it was very good news, that he had returned.
“As an African, I have to come and see for myself how he was. I am very delighted to see that he is back; very vigorous as always, very engaging on the issues of our day.”
– Nigeria Is Well –
Briefing State House correspondents shortly after a brief meeting with President Buhari, the Ghanaian leader said they discussed issues relating to both countries, as well as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
He thanked the President for the warm welcome he received, saying he would go back to his country to tell his people Nigeria is well.
“We had a good half an hour together, reviewing matters both in Ghana and Nigeria as well as immediate matters to about what is going on in the ECOWAS community.
“So, I am happy that I have this opportunity to come and I am going back to Ghana very fortified and I’m going to tell the Ghanaian nation that our big brother, Nigeria is well and things are well,” said Akufo-Addo.
Earlier, the Ghanaian President was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by a delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama.
He was accorded the courtesy of the Nigerian Guard of Honour, before he went into a closed door meeting with President Buhari, at the new Banquet Hall of the State House.