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Despite Domestic Concerns, President Buhari Jets Out To Malta For Commonwealth Meeting



By Chris Nomjov

Amidst pressing domestic concerns, President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled out of Nigeria for the second time in less than a week; this time to Malta for the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

The meeting of 53 countries, will begin on Friday, and the Head of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II, is expected to formally declare the summit open.

The Commonwealth summit ends on Sunday, after which President Buhari will leave Malta for Paris where he will present Nigeria’s statement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
The official trips embarked upon by the President are somewhat I’ll timed given the fuel scarcity, economic downturn and security challenges plaguing the country. It is hoped that such trips would be productive and help assuage the current harsh economic climes.


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