Africa

VP Osinbajo To Represent Nigeria At Liberia’s 200th Anniversary Celebrations

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will Monday morning depart Abuja for Monrovia, Liberia to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the formal launch of the year-long commemoration of the country’s Bicentennial Anniversary.

This was disclosed in a statement on Monday morning by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Vice President’s Office) on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.

Vice President Osinbajo will join other leaders across Africa and beyond to grace the event scheduled to hold today at the Samuel K. Doe Stadium in Monrovia.

VP Osinbajo will also attend other events later today in Monrovia as part of the Liberian National Day celebrations.

Liberia was founded in 1822 when freed black people started relocating to West Africa from the United States. On July 26, 1847, the country proclaimed its independence and became the Republic of Liberia.

Prof. Osinbajo, who will be accompanied on the trip by Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada; and Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr. (Amb.) Adeyemi Dipeolu; is expected back in the country tomorrow, Tuesday, February 15.