Nigerian army gives Museveni special birthday gift

Museveni receives a bust as a birthday gift

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s 73rd birthday found him in Abuja Nigeria, where he was invited as chief guest at the National Defence College’s inauguration of its 26th class.

The President delivered a lecture at the National Defence College soon after arrival.

His lecture focused on integration, prosperity and African strategic security.

Happy birthday!

Before commencing the lecture, the class congratulated President Museveni on his 73rd birthday, singing him a birthday song.

The commandant of the college, Rear Admiral AA Osinowo and Nigeria’s Defence Minister Mansur Muhammed Dan Ali also presented the President with a birthday gift of a bust (a sculpture of President Museveni).

Presidential luncheon

After the lecture, President Museveni, First Lady Janet and their delegation which included Uganda’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Nelson Ocheger, were hosted to a luncheon by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In brief remarks to the media after the luncheon, President Museveni thanked his host for the luncheon, adding that the two countries would presently strengthen their relationships through collaborations in institutions like the National Defence College.

In the long run, President Museveni noted, trade and bilateral relations would become even stronger once Uganda establishes an airline and begins plying the West African route.