Just In: Buhari jets out to Senegal

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President Muhammadu Buhari is on his way to Dakar, Senegal, to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, according to a statement just released by Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina.

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

The statement reads partly, “On the invitation of his host, 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.

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“The President is expected back in the country at the end of the inauguration ceremonies.”