Buhari, African leaders meet on security in Malabo
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja to participate in the African Union Extra-ordinary Session of Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with a special focus on security.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the three-day summit scheduled from Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, 28, will also focus on humanitarian challenges in Africa, with related issues on migration, refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
At the summit, the African leaders will look at terrorism and unconstitutional change of government, with attendant spiraling effects on human rights and economies.
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President Buhari will join other Heads of State and Government to deliberate on humanitarian challenges, hopes and challenges in Africa, and participate in the adoption of assembly declaration on the humanitarian summit and pledging conference.
President Buhari will also hold sideline meetings with some leaders during the meeting in Malabo.
Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, who is the president of the African First Ladies Peace Mission, is accompanying her husband to the African Union meeting.
The president is also accompanied by minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; minister of defence, Bashir Magashi; minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq; national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, among others.