Travel rush ahead of Kenya's general elections
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President Muhammadu Buhari departed Abuja yesterday to join European and other African leaders as well as heads of multilateral organisations at the sixth European Union (EU) -African Union (AU) summit in Brussels, the Belgian capital.
According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the summit which holds from February 17th to 18th, 2022, would have participants deliberate on issues currently affecting the world.
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The statement listed such areas of discussion include financing for sustainable and inclusive growth; climate change and energy transition, digital and transport (connectivity and infrastructure); peace, security and governance; and private sector support and economic integration.
Others are education, culture and vocational training, migration and mobility; agriculture and sustainable development and health systems and vaccine production.
The Nigerian leader would also use the opportunity of the meeting to have other bilateral engagements.
The president is being accompanied on the trip by three Ministers namely: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and Minister of State for the Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.
Others on the president’s entourage are the National Security Adviser, Major Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
President Buhari is due back in the country on Saturday.