The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently in Nigeria on a three day private visit, on invitation of Nigeria's Chief of Defence staff, Gen Christopher Musa. Prince Harry and Megan arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja this Friday morning.

Harry, founder of Invictus Games, and Meghan will be meeting with wounded soldiers, among them Nigerian soldiers fighting a 14-year war against Islamic extremists, and their families in what Nigerian officials have said is a show of support to improve the soldiers’ morale and wellbeing. The couple is expected to visit a military rehabilitation centre, and meet local organisations working to support veterans’ welfare. The Invictus Games is a sporting competition for injured service men and women that Prince Harry helped found.

This engagement with Invictus is giving us the opportunity for the recovery of our soldiers, says Abidemi Marquis, director of sports at Nigeria’s Defense Headquarters.

During their three day visit, Harry and Megan will equally attend a training session for the organization Nigeria: Unconquered, and a reception hosted by the Chief of Defence Staff in honor of military families. Later, Meghan will co-host a Women in Leadership event with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organization, and on Sunday, the Duke and Duchess will attend a basketball clinic with Giants of Africa, a cultural reception, and a polo fundraiser for Nigeria: Unconquered.

However, the British High Commission in Abuja has stated that they are not involved in the visit as the couple is visiting in a private capacity.

Nigeria is bidding to host Invictus Games in 2029, as Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Badaru, the Minister of Defence, who participated in last year's event in Germany, has indicated Nigeria's readiness to host the games if given the chance.

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