President Muhammadu Buhari has landed in Paris for the Financing Africa Summit.
The president left Abuja on Sunday for the summit which is being hosted by President of France, Emmanuel Macron.
TOS News gathered the President departed Abuja at 3:14pm.
Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad via his Twitter handle @BashirAhmaad on Sunday announced the President’s departure and also hinted his itinerary in France for the four-day official visit.
He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Paris, France ahead of the African Finance Summit which will be focused on reviewing African economy, following shocks from COVID-19 pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries.”
On Saturday, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, , Mallam Garba Shehu, said Buhari plans to attend the African Finance Summit in Paris, as well as his scheduled meeting with President Macron on a range of issues, including security. He added that he will also have dialogue with key players in the oil and gas, technology and telecommunications sectors, as well as representatives of the European Union (EU) and others.
The president was accompanied to France by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed; Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, and Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.
Also on the trip were the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.) and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.