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Buhari heads to Ethiopia for African Union summit

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday jet out of the country to Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

Buhari will join other African leaders in participating in the 35th Ordinary Session of Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government.

This was revealed in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to him, the meant will enable attending leaders discuss solutions to political, economic and social challenges facing the continent, guided by the theme “Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthen Agriculture, Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development.’’

On the sideline of the AU meetings, Buhari will hold bilateral meetings with some leaders with shared interest in improving trade relations, partnering to tackle security challenges, and maintaining relations with multilateral institutions for sustainable development.

The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Agriculture Mohammed Abubakar and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk.

The National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno and Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar will also join the President at the AU meetings.