Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, yesterday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and pledged to improve ties between his country and Nigeria.
Akufo-Addo also extended birthday greetings to Buhari, who turned 74 on Saturday and shares same birth date with the president-elect’s mother.
In a brief chat with State House correspondents after his meeting with Buhari, he said: “I came on a private visit to Lagos on Sunday to participate in the Future of Africa Awards and I thought it is proper that I take that opportunity to come to Abuja to pay my respect to the President.
“I have been elected but I have not taken the oath of office. That will be taking place on January 7. But in the meantime, I have come to introduce myself to President Buhari so that we begin to know each other.
“The relationship between our two countries is so important for our countries, West Africa and Africa. I think those of us who are in positions of leadership need to know each other and have an understanding and address the main concerns of our populations.
“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.