President Muhammadu Buhari will this Thursday embark on four-day trip to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for the 35th Ordinary Session of Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government.
The president will join other African leaders in finding solutions to political, economic and social challenges facing the continent, guided by the theme, “Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthen Agriculture, Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development.’’
Mr. Femi Adesina, the
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that on the sideline of the AU meetings, Buhari will also 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.
He said 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.
Adesina added that the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno, and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, will also be at the at the AU meetings.