VP Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Sierra Leone’s 60th independence day celebration

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the launch of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Register (RRR), an emergency intervention database, for the urban poor made poorer by the pandemic. January, 19, 2020. Presidency / Tolani Alli (File photo)

President Muhammadu Buhari would be represented by his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at Sierra Leone’s 60th Independence Day celebration taking place today in the country’s capital, Freetown.

Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity to the Vice President, who disclosed this in a statement, on Tuesday, said, Prof. Osinbajo would be joining several other heads of State and Governments from Africa and beyond who are expected at the event.

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Historically, both Nigeria and Sierra Leone have shared cherished and cordial relations at least right from colonial times. The relationship has continued and evidenced in the socio-economic, technical and security cooperation over the years.

The Vice President who leaves Abuja Tuesday morning would be accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State, Ambassador Zubairu Dada among others and he is expected back in Abuja later today.