President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Guinea Bissau, commissioned a road named after him in the West African country.
Unveiling the road project with President Buhari was his Guinea Bissau counterpart, Umaro Sissoco Embaló and that of Senegal, Macky Sall.
The Guinea Bissau National Day celebration, which marks the West African country’s 47th independence anniversary, held at the 24 de Setembro National Stadium, Bissau.
Also joining President Buhari at the independence day anniversary were heads of state of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and that of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.
Speaking at the event, the Nigerian leader said Nigeria will continue to assist Guinea-Bissau in any way possible, saying ‘‘a peaceful and prosperous guinea-Bissau is a win for West Africa and for Africa.’’
Congratulating President Embalo, the government and people of Guinea Bissau on the 47th Independence anniversary, Buhari said it was his sincere hope and prayer that the country and its people will continue to grow in strength and prosperity.
On September 10, 1974 Guinea Bissau declared its independence from Portugal, after a protracted struggle for freedom, which brought Portuguese colonization to an end.