President Geigob: Apabio leads presidential delegation to Namibia 

The President  of the Senate, Senator, Godswill Obot Akpabio, will on Saturday lead a presidential delegation to the State Funeral of the departed President of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob.

The president of Namibia transited to eternity on  February 4, 2024 at the age of 83 years. 

The trip by Akpabio is at the instance of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  who had in a letter dated February 22, 2024 appointed him as his Special Envoy and Leader of the Nigerian delegation to the occasion holding in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. 

Other members of the delegation are Zephaniah Jisalo, Minister of Special Duties and Inter- Governmental Affairs, and Ya’u Shehu Darazo, Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs.

According to the Programme of Events, a Memorial Service will be held in honour of the departed leader at the Independence Stadium at 2pm. 

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Similarly, the Burial Service will be held at Heroes’ Acre, Windhoek on February 25, 2024 at 10am.  

The essence of the trip is to demonstrate Nigeria’s solidarity with the government and people of Namibia as well as convey President Tinubu’s “deep condolences” and the “renewed  assurances” of his “sincere and personal regards” to the good people of that country. 

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