Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday evening received visiting President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana at his Akinola Aguda House, official residence, Abuja.
Discussions between the two leaders touched on the forthcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, ongoing negotiations on the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), and the revitalization of the Ghana-Nigeria Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation.
During the meeting, according to a statement midnight Sunday, the two leaders also highlighted the critical role that Nigeria and Ghana play as the “centrepiece” of ECOWAS and the West African sub-region.
While extending his good wishes to President Muhammadu Buhari, President Akufo-Addo also thanked Prof Osinbajo for receiving his delegation on a special day, when Nigeria was commemorating Eid El-Fitr.
He said his visit was part of an ongoing tour of the sub-region to “take stock of what’s going on, and to renew relations.”
Acting President Osinbajo on his part thanked the Ghanaian President for visiting Nigeria, adding, “We are extremely excited about the ECOWAS sub-region and hope that we will be able to do a lot together.”
Both leaders pledged to intensify bilateral cooperation for the benefit and development of the sub-region.
Members of President Akufo-Addo’s delegation included Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and Minister of National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah; and officials of the Foreign Ministry.