A day after Nigeria witnessed some of the most daring attacks by gunmen, the president Muhammad Buhari Prepare to travel abroad.
PREMIUM TIMES reported Attack on Presidential Team on Tuesday In Katsina, security officials in the same state were ambushed, a main prison in Abuja was attacked, another policeman was killed and an expat was kidnapped in Kwara.
While Nigerians are still lamenting the bold nature of the attack, a presidential aide announced that Mr Buhari will travel to Dakar today.
“President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Wednesday, July 6, for the International Development Association (IDA) Africa Summit in Dakar, Senegal,” his office said in a statement Wednesday.
Many Nigerians also condemned the president’s frequent trips amid a deteriorating national security and economic situation.
Read the full statement from Mr Buhari’s office on his latest trip.
President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Wednesday 6 July for the International Development Association (IDA) Africa Summit in Dakar, Senegal
“As an agency of the World Bank Group, IDA is stepping up its support to drive a resilient recovery in countries affected by the global climate crisis and the COVID-19 crisis, growing insecurity and, most recently, the war in Ukraine. Its historic 930 The $20 million replenishment cycle (IDA20) is effective between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2025.
“At a high-level event scheduled for Thursday 7 July hosted by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal, President Buhari is expected to join other African leaders on development challenges and priorities and the outcomes that will lead the Dakar Declaration document.
“This commitment promises to work with the World Bank/IDA to chart the way forward for these countries’ economic transformation.
Topics scheduled for discussion include: Financing African Recovery and Economic Transformation; Agriculture, Livestock and Food Security; Human Capital; Digital and Technological Innovation; Energy Transition and Climate Change.
Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama will accompany the President on his trip; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; and Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo.
Also in the entourage: Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emmefier; Director of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufay Abubakar; Director, Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha; and Olukayode Pitan, Managing Director, Industrial Bank.
President Buhari is expected to return to the country at the conclusion of the summit on Thursday, July 7.
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