President Buhari sets to depart Abuja for Ethiopia

President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to leave the country on Sunday to attend the inauguration of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for a second five-year term on Monday in Addis Abeba.

President Buhari is scheduled to deliver a goodwill message during the inauguration ceremony, according to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, who made the announcement in a statement on Saturday.

President Buhari would then attend a State Banquet in honor of visiting Heads of State and Government, according to Adesina.

The president is expected to return to the country on Tuesday, October 5, according to the statement.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, are among those expected to accompany the president.

“President Buhari, who will depart Abuja for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Abeba, on Sunday, is scheduled to deliver a goodwill message during the inauguration ceremony,” according to the statement.

He is scheduled to return to Abuja on Tuesday.

Remember that Prime Minister Ahmed was re-elected following the victory of Ethiopia’s ruling Prosperity Party in the June 2021 parliamentary election.

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