Buhari leaves Abuja for AU summit in Addis Ababa today

Buhari will join other African leaders to find solutions to political, economic, and social challenges facing the continent.

President Muhammadu Buhari departs. [Twitter/BashirAhmaad]

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Thursday, February 3, 2022, depart Abuja on a four-day trip to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.

The president is attending the 35th ordinary session of the assembly of African Union heads of state and government at Addis Ababa.

Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina announced this in a statement yesterday.

Adesina said Buhari will join other African leaders to find solutions to political, economic, and social challenges facing the continent.

According to him, the meeting will focus on ‘Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthen Agriculture, Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development’.

The statement reads, “The president will be accompanied by the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; minister of agriculture, Mohammed Abubakar; and minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouk.

“The national security adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno, and director general of the national intelligence agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, will also join the president at the AU meetings.”

Buhari is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with some African leaders on improving trade relations, addressing security challenges, and collaborations with multilateral institutions for sustainable development.

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