Buhari leaves for Mauritania, to attend AU Assembly today

By Adebimpe Soga-oke

President Muhammadu Buhari is to attend the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Nouakchott, Mauritania, from the 30th of June till the 2nd of July.


This was contained in a statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja.

Adesina said President Buhari will make introductory remarks and presentation on the theme. “Winning the Fight against Corruption”, as he would be escorted by Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and other top government officials.

He also revealed in the statement that President Buhari and other African leaders will take part in an interactive session with the President of France,  Emmanuel Macron.

Adesina made it known that the session would deliberate on Financing AU-led Peace Support Operations authorized by the United Nations Security Council.

Politics tempo reports that President Buhari, who is currently on official visit to his home state, Katsina state, would leave Katsina for Nouakchott, Mauritania, tomorrow. 


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