By Sunday Ode
President Muhammadu Buhari has, On behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, sent best wishes to the people of Greece as they celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Hellenic Republic.
Reflecting on the long standing ties between both countries, President Buhari valued the significant investments Greek nationals have made in the food and agro-allied industry, contributing substantially to food sufficiency and security in Nigeria, a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said.
The President, it added, recognized the indelible marks of Greek ingenuity and scholarship in the world of arts, literature, science, sports and industry, and prays that this august occasion, which will surely bring fond memories of the forebears of the Greek nation, will inspire the present generation to greater successes.
“As a nation whose long history of strength, survival and innovation has helped it surmount political, economic and security challenges, President Buhari looks forward to a future of peace, stability and prosperity, under strong democratic institutions and governance,” the statement noted.
He wished President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and the people of Greece celebrating on March 25 in Nigeria, Greece and around the world a happy Independence Day and Bicentennial anniversary, Adesina said.