- The presidency has confirmed that President Bola Tinubu will on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, depart Abuja
- Tinubu will be accompanied by six Nigerian governors to honour an invitation to attend the 63rd independence anniversary of the Republic of Benin
- According to a statement issued by Dele Alake, the president, who is also the chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS, will be the special guest of President Patrice Talon at the ceremony
FCT, Abuja – President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will jet out of Nigeria today, Tuesday, August 1st, 2023 to attend an important programme outside the shores of the country.
The president will jet out of Abuja today, to honour an invitation to attend the 63rd independence anniversary of the Republic of Benin, The Guardian reported.
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Tinubu, who is also the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), will be the special guest of President Patrice Talon at the event.
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Tinubu will be accompanied by six governors
The president will be accompanied on the one-day visit by six governors, who were invited by President Talon, and his personal aides, THISDAY report added.
The six governors are Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state; Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara state; Kebbi, Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi state, and Governor Mohammed Umar Bago of Niger state.
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Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu says the federal government and the labour unions are working to determine a new minimum wage threshold for Nigerian workers.
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The president made the announcement during a live broadcast on Monday, July 31, monitored by calabargistblog.com.ng on Channels Television.
President Tinubu, while addressing Nigerians on the pains that come with the removal of the fuel subsidy, said a new minimum wage is on its way, adding that the Presidential Steering Committee would decide on Palliatives.
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calabargistblog.com.ng reported earlier that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Saturday, July 8, visited the Nigerian Troops stationed in Bissau as part of the ECOWAS Stabilisation Force.
This was confirmed by a media aide to the president on digital communications and strategist, Daddy D.O @DOlusegun on Twitter.
According to the president’s aide, Tinubu paid a courtesy visit to the Force on arrival at the Aeroporto International Guinea-Bissau ahead of the 63rd Ordinary session of the Authority of Head of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS).