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President Buhari to depart Nigeria for Joint ECOWAS Summit in Togo

President Muhammadu Buhari will be attending the joint ECOWAS/ECCAS in Lome, Togo on Monday.

This was made known in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. According to Shehu, the President will depart Abuja on Sunday after which he will participate in an interactive session with members of the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy.

While in Lome, the Nigerian delegation will also participate in a meeting on a Single Currency for ECOWAS with the deadline of 2020.

On Tuesday, President Buhari will join other leaders of the sub-region for the 53rd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

According to the statement, “President Buhari will be accompanied by Governors Ben Ayade and Abubakar Bello of Cross River and Niger States respectively. Others are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau; and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah.”

“The National Security Adviser , Babagana Monguno; the Chief of Defence Staff , Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin; the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar; and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, are also in the President’s delegation.”

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