Kingsley Madaki, Abuja
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo Tuesday received visiting Cameroonian President, Mr. Paul Biya at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
Professor Osibanjo led a high-powered Nigerian team to welcome the visiting Cameroonian President whose aircraft touched down at exactly 11:15am.
The FCT Minster, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has conferred honorary citizenship of Abuja on the President of Cameroon, Mr. Paul Biya and presented him with the key to the City of Abuja.
The Minister, who welcomed President Biya to the City, described Abuja as the symbol of national unity of the country.
Malam Bello noted that the key to the City of Abuja confers on him the Honorary Citizenship of Abuja, with all the rights and privileges.
He explained that this honour has been bestowed on the visiting President as mark of respect for the strong friendship and cordial relationship between the people of Nigeria and Cameroon.
Responding, the Cameroonian President, Mr. Paul Biya, who led a strong delegation of Cameroonian government to have audience with President Muhammadu Buhari, appreciated the honour done to him.
President Biya reiterated that Nigeria and Cameroon have long standing historical and diplomatic relationship that ought to be strengthened for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
According to him, he and his entourage are in Nigeria for a two-day visit to have audience with the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The First Lady of Cameroon as well as ten cabinet ministers were on the entourage