According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), President Tinubu has embarked on his second foreign trip, following his participation in the summit on “A New Global Financing Pact” in Paris, France, hosted by President Emmanuel Macron.
His current visit to Guinea-Bissau is in conjunction with the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
During his time in Guinea-Bissau, President Tinubu took the opportunity to personally visit the Nigerian contingent stationed in the country as part of the ECOWAS Stabilisation Force.
In his address, he expressed his appreciation to the soldiers and their Commander, Gen. Al-Hassan Grema, for their unwavering dedication and service to Nigeria and their host nation. He also emphasized Nigeria’s commitment to supporting democracy in West Africa and worldwide.
Tinubu said: “I am here to show solidarity with you. I want to assure you we are committed to supporting peace and democracy not only in West Africa but around the world.
“Nigeria is a giant that has made its mark in Sierra Leone and Liberia and other places. We count on your support for the defence of constitutional order.
“I heard your allowances have been paid up to date. Nothing else should make you angry. We will continue to build a virile force.
“We are proud of you. Proud of your loyalty. Nigeria depends on you. There will be peace and progress in our country.”