Buhari Flies To Ethiopia On Solutions To African Socio-Economic Challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari will join other African leaders tomorrow, February 3, in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, to discuss solutions to political, economic and social challenges facing the continent.

A statement today, February 2 by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said that the discussions would be conducted under the auspices of the 35th Ordinary Session of Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government.

The theme of the meeting, according to the statement is: “Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthen Agriculture, Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development.’’

The statement said that on the sideline of the AU meetings, President Buhari will hold bilateral meetings with some leaders, with shared interest in improving trade relations, partnering to tackle security challenges and maintaining relations with multilateral institutions for sustainable development.

It said that 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 statement said that the National Security Adviser, retired Major General Babagana Monguno and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar will also join the President at the AU meetings.

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