Lebanese President awarded honorary citizenship by Abuja Minister

The Lebanese president is in Nigeria to improve on the bilateral relationship between both countries.

Lebanese president, Michel Sleiman, was on Sunday conferred honorary citizenship of Abuja by the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Bala Mohammed, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Sule, the minister, while receiving Mr. Sleiman on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan, presented him with the key to the city of Abuja. The minister described Abuja as the symbol of national unity of Nigeria.

Mr. Mohammed said that the key, a symbol of an honorary citizenship of Abuja and respect for the strong friendship and cordial relationship between the people of Nigeria and Lebanon, provides Mr. Sleiman with all rights and privileges of an Abuja citizen.

Mr. Sleiman while appreciating the warm welcome and gesture said that he is here in Nigeria with his entourage to improve on the bilateral relationship between Nigeria and Lebanon. He added that it was of benefit to the two countries to further explore trade and investment opportunities among others.

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