Buhari To Attend AU Meeting In South Africa


Buhari's trip

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to travel to South Africa Saturday for the 25th African Union Summit currently underway  in Johannesburg.

The visit is President’s first official trip to South Africa since his inauguration on May 29.

A statement issued on Friday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said Buhari would undertake his first continental assignment since taking office by chairing  the meeting of the  Peace and Security Committee of the AU summit, which will hold on Saturday, the day of his arrival.

“The president is also expected to hold bilateral talks with other African leaders on the sidelines of the summit to consolidate his ongoing drive to secure Nigeria and neighbouring countries from Boko Haram,” Adesina said.

“President Buhari is due back in Abuja on Tuesday at the conclusion of the summit which will focus mainly on continental peace and security.”