Buhari to depart Nigeria for EU-AU summit in Cote d’Ivoire


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday will depart Nigeria for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed this in a statement.

What he said:

  • Among those who will accompany Buhari are governors Udom Emmanuel and Mohammed Abubakar of Akwa Ibom and Bauchi states respectively.

“The president will participate in working sessions on the Summit theme: ‘Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Development,’ and on the margins of the Summit, meet with a number of African heads of state and their European Union counterparts,” the statement read.

“Buhari will use the occasion of the summit to reiterate Nigeria’s readiness to work with African and European countries to address the challenges affecting both continents, such as peace and security.

“The Nigerian leader will attend the official luncheon to be hosted by the government of Cote d’Ivoire in honour of visiting heads of state and government and other delegations.

“According to the organisers, 83 heads of state representing 55 African countries and 28 European countries are slated to attend this high-level meeting.

“Delegations from partner countries, the African Union Commission, the European Union Commission, regional and international organizations, will also participate at the summit.”

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