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Breaking: Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for France



President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for France where he will attend the African finance summit.

During the visit in France for four days, Buhari will take part in the summit and meet with Emmanuel Macron, the host country’s president.

The summit is organised by Macron to discuss external funding and debt treatment for Africa, and private sector reforms.

“Before returning to Nigeria, President Buhari will receive some key players in the oil and gas sector, engineering and telecommunications, European Council and European Union Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Commission, and members of the Nigerian community” – the statement issued by Nigerian Presidency reads in parts.

Buhari and Macron are expected to discuss the growing security threats in the Sahel and Lake Chad region, climate change, partnership to contain the spread of COVID-19 among other issues.Advertisement

Those that will be in the entourage of the president are Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs; Zainab Ahmed, minister of budget and national planning; Otunba Adebayo, minister of trade and investment; and Osagie Ehanire, minister of health.

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, and Ahmed Abubakar, director-general of national intelligence agency (NIA) are also expected to be part of the trip.

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