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Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall Visits Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari has also received the Prince who is also the heir to the British throne and his wife, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The meeting with the president reportedly lasted for 30 minutes.
The British couple arrived at 2:00 p.m and are in Nigeria for a three-day visit which will include meeting with some of Nigeria’s dynamic youths, business community, the armed forces, and people from the arts and fashion sectors.
The visit is happening out of the Prince’s planned nine-day tour of Africa.
They arrived the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 2:00 pm on Tuesday, where they were welcomed by top government officials.
During their stay in Nigeria, the Royal Highnesses will undertake a series of engagements in Abuja and Lagos.
The visit will highlight key themes in both nations’ relationship, including the importance of Commonwealth ties, youth opportunity, business and entrepreneurship, educating of women and girls, and defence co-operation, among other issues.
This is the third time the Prince of Wales will be visiting the country, his previous visits were in 1990, 1999 and 2006, while it will be the Duchess of Cornwall’s first time in Nigeria.