President Buhari departs for Paris trip today


Nigeria President, Buhari will today Sunday, May 16, 2021, leave Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to go to African Finance Summit, Asonaija Reports.

The Summit will be centered around evaluating the African economy, following stuns from the Covid-19 pandemic, and getting help, because of the expanded debt burden on African nations.

An assertion delivered by an official representative, Garba Shehu, says the Summit which is to be facilitated by President Emmanuel Macron, will attract significant partners in the global Finance institutions and some Heads of Government, who will, altogether, examine outside financing and debt treatment for Africa, and private sector reforms.


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Shehu said that during the visit, President Buhari will meet with the French President to examine developing security dangers in the Sahel and Lake Chad region, political relations, economic ties, environmental change, and partnership in buoying the health sector, particularly in checking the spread of Coronavirus, with more examination and immunizations.

”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 in part read

The President will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, and Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.

Also on the trip are National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Mohammed Monguno (rtd) and Director General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

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