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Sierra Leone’s President, Julius Bio, has praised Nigeria’s significant contributions to the country’s stability and growth.

Bio said this on Tuesday as Sierra Leone celebrated its 60th anniversary of independence at a series of events in Freetown, the capital city, according to a statement released on Wednesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.

At the festivities, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was representing Nigerian President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), joined other African leaders.

On Tuesday morning, Osinbajo arrived at Freetown’s Lungi International Airport, where he was greeted by his Sierra Leonean counterpart, Dr. Mohamed Jalloh.

President Bio presented Osinbajo and the other dignitaries with Sierra Leone’s honor insignia and dressy tokens as a token of his gratitude. He claimed that Nigeria and other countries had aided Sierra Leone, especially during the country’s 11-year civil war.

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