President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has departed Guinea-Bissau after attending the 50th independence day commemoration of the country.
Newsmen recalls that the President was earlier received at the Osvaldo Vieira International Airport in Bissau, the nation’s capital, on Thursday morning by Soarez Sambu, a senior Minister and Chief of Staff to President Umaro Sissoco Embalo.
Guinea-Bissau marked its 50th Independence Anniversary on September 24, 2023, but the government had scheduled all celebrations for November 16, 2023.
Before his trip to Guinea-Bissau, Tinubu was in Saudi Arabia where he perform pilgrimage.
While in Saudi Arabia to attract foreign direct investment and mobilise capital to build needed infrastructure, Tinubu signed preliminary agreements on energy-related cooperation.
He also secured a multi-billion dollar infrastructure finance facility from the Islamic Development Bank to fund a multi-sectoral portfolio of infrastructure projects at Nigeria’s federal and sub-national levels.
The development resulted from substantive investment discussions held between President Tinubu and the Vice-President (Country Programs) of the Islamic Development Bank, Dr. Mansur Muhtar, after the President’s return from evening prayers.