President Goodluck Jonathan is to depart Abuja today to attend the Emancipation Day of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica's independence anniversary.
Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati said in a statement in Abuja yesterday that the president would be accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.
"Jonathan with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad and Tobago, would review the Kambule Street Procession, the major event, on August 1, " Abati said.
The statement said that Jonathan would also present a goodwill message to the procession and pay a courtesy call on Prof. George Richards, President of Trinidad and Tobago and his wife, Jean.
"The President and his wife would attend the Emancipation Day cultural programme at the Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village, and be hosted to a state banquet by Richards.
The statement explained that the President's official visit to Jamaica would commence on August 2, with a special commemorative session of parliament in his honour.
Other activities of the President in Jamaica are participation in a Mello Go Round at the National Stadium and a bilateral meeting in the Prime Minister's office.
The President is expected back in Abuja on August 4.
Trinidad and Tobago's Emancipation Day is celebrated to mark the end of slavery for Africans in the British Caribbean on August 1, 1838.
It had been observed as a national holiday in Trinidad and Tobago since 1985.
Jamaica, on the other hand, gained independence from Great Britain in 1962.