Buhari Again, President departs Nigeria for France, Britain

He is expected to address a special session of the European Union Parliament in Britain.

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President Muhammadu Buhari leaves Abuja for Kenya on January 27, 2016 play

President Muhammadu Buhari leaves Abuja for Kenya on January 27, 2016

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President Muhammadu Buhari will be travelling France and Britain, 24 hours after returning from official visits to Kenya and Ethiopia.

In a statement released by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, he said Buhari would stop  at Strasbourg in France and depart to Britain on February 3.

He is expected to address a special session of the European Union Parliament in Britain.

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The statement read: “The president’s address is expected to focus on terrorism, violent extremism, corruption, Nigeria and Africa’s current security, economic and developmental challenges, as well as the need for greater support from the European Union and advanced nations for their rapid resolution.

“President Buhari will also hold talks with the president of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz and the president of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker on the same issues before leaving Strasbourg for London to join other world leaders at the Supporting Syria and The Region Conference scheduled to open in the British capital on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

“The president will use the opportunity of his participation in the conference which is being co-hosted by Britain, Germany, Norway, Kuwait and the United Nations to continue his push for more global understanding, collaboration and support for Nigeria and other countries in the frontlines of the war against terrorism who are striving to overcome its very adverse effects on affected populations.

According to the presidential spokesman, Buhari will return to Nigeria this weekend.

The President had been criticised by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and some Nigerians for his unending travels, saying he should stay back in the country and tackle the ongoing economic crisis.

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