Buhari Embarks On First Foreign Trip After 2019 Presidential Election Inauguration


Only couple of hours after his 2019 presidential Election Inauguration, the administration has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Thursday, May 30, to go to the Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The president’s senior unique right hand in media and attention, Garba Shehu, in an statement on Wednesday, May 29, said President Buhari is required to address the gathering at the summit and underscore the requirement for part nations to join together and cooperate to battle normal difficulties, for example, fear based oppression and fierce radicalism.

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The fourteenth session of the Summit Conference of the OIC, planned to hang on May 31, will be facilitated by King Salman receptacle Abdulaziz Al Saud and gone to by Heads of States and administrations of part states.

The OIC secretariat said the summit will be met under the theme, “Makkah al-Mukarramah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future”, looks to build up a brought together position on occasions in the Islamic world.

Shehu noticed that the president will push forward subjects that have been at the bleeding edge of his residential and worldwide needs, including restoring the Lake Chad Basin, putting resources into Nigeria to make employments and financing for improvement.

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President Buhari is likewise expected to hold two-sided gatherings with world pioneers to advance expanded participation and joint effort on issues of shared concern.

Because of profit to Abuja for Sunday, June 2, President Buhari will be joined by Governors Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state and Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state.

Others on his escort are the changeless secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mustapha Suleiman; executive general of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar; director general, National Information Technology Development Agency.

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Dr Isa Ali Pantami; and the Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mukthar are likewise on the assignment. Shehu likewise said that a preliminary gathering is relied upon to hold in Jeddah to embrace the draft motivation and work program for the Summit.


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