Buhari jets out for AU summit in Ethiopia


NIGERIAN President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday, February 16 leave for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union (AU) Summit.

This was disclosed in a statement by Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President Garba Shehu.

Shehu noted that the President would be leaving for the summit o  Thursday along with some ministers and top government officials.

The President will participate in three high level meetings on peace and security, climate change and the political situation in some West African countries.

First is the Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (AUPSC High Level AU), to be chaired by the President of South Africa, in his capacity as the Chair of the Council for the month of February.

“Second is the meeting of the Committee of the Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), currently chaired by the President of Niger Republic,” Garba noted.

uhari would also attend a summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Buhari has embarked on several international trips since becoming President.

The ICIR reported that Buhari embarked on at least 16 trips out of the country in 2022, two of which were medical vacations in London.

Due to frequent travels the President might have exceeded the sum of N1.5 billion budgeted for his international trips in 2022.


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