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President Jonathan arrives today

Nov 8, 2013, 9:42 AM | Article By: Lamin Cham

Gambians and Nigerian nationals alike are heading to the airport this evening to welcome President Goodluck Jonathan, who arrives on a visit at 5pm today Friday.

The President of one of the most powerful nations on the African continent is accompanied by a high-powered delegation, and would stay until Saturday.

In the last few days since news of the visit broke, the Nigerian community, alongside the High Commission in Banjul, went into a frenzy stepping up preparations for a grand welcome for Jonathan who is on his first visit to The Gambia.

Nigeria is perhaps The Gambia’s biggest post independence ally in her development programmes, with a long history of cooperation in the judicial, academic and military fields.