President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met with visiting President-elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, behind closed doors
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Akufo-Addo expressed confidence that the relations between Nigeria and Ghana would be deepened during his time as president.
He described his meeting with President Buhari as fruitful, adding that he used the opportunity to introduce himself formally to the president and wished him happy birthday.
“I came on a private visit to Lagos on Sunday to participate in The Future Awards Africa 201u and I thought it is proper that I take that opportunity to come to Abuja to pay my respect to the President.
But in the meantime, I have come to introduce myself to President Buhari so that we begin to know each other.
I had the opportunity to say a belated happy birthday to the President. His birthday is an important day in my life because that day is my late mother’s birthday.
We had a very good exchange. We are determined to grow the relationship between our two countries,’’ he added.