Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the president of Ghana, Nana Akufp-Addo in Abuja on Sunday.

The two leaders agreed that Nigeria and Ghana will intensify bilateral cooperation for the benefit and development of both countries and that of the West African sub-region.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (in the Office of the Vice-President), Laolu Akande, confirmed the meeting in a statement he issued in Abuja.

According to the presidential aide, “Discussions between the two leaders touched on the forthcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, ongoing negotiations on the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), and the revitalisation of the Ghana-Nigeria Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation.

“Both leaders pledged to intensify bilateral cooperation for the benefit and development of the sub-region,’’ he said.

Akufo-Addo thanked the acting president for receiving his delegation on a special day, when Nigeria was commemorating Eid-el-Fitr.

He added that his visit is part of an ongoing tour of the sub-region to “take stock of what’s going on, and to renew relations’’.