Buhari departs Nigeria with entourage to Senegal

By AdvocateNews on 02/04/2019

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President Muhammadu Buhari departed the country on Monday with an entourage to Dakar, Senegal, to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall.

Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina made this known in a statement, saying Buhari’s attendance at the inauguration is on invitation by the host President.

“On the invitation of his host, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, will be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies to be attended by other African leaders at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre on Tuesday.

“The Nigerian leader will be accompanied by Governors Mohammed Abubakar, Nasir El-Rufai and Tanko Al-Makura of Bauchi, Kaduna and Nasarawa States respectively.

“Others on the Presidential entourage include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai, and other top government officials,” the statement read.

According to the statement, President Buhari is expected back in the country at the end of the inauguration ceremonies.

Posted 02/04/2019 7:38:02 PM


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