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NIGERIAN President Muhammadu Buhari would be attending an Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra on Saturday.

This was disclosed by in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.


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“Pres. Buhari will today June 4 in Accra, Ghana attend an Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State & Govt,on the political situation in Mali & other parts of W/Africa,” the statement said.

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The Summit is slated to hold at the Presidential Palace in Accra and progress on Mali’s return to democracy would be reviewed.

“The Summit which will hold at the Presidential Palace, Accra, also known as the Jubilee House, is expected to review progress made by Mali’s military junta on the return of the country to democratic rule.

“The Heads of State will also review the situation in the Republics of Burkina Faso and Guinea,” the statement added.

Buhari would attend the Summit with some ministers and is slated to return from the trip the same day.

“The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar.

“The President will return to Abuja same day at the end of the Summit.”

Buhari returned on Friday after a three-day visit to Spain where he held meetings with Spanish Pedro Sanchez as well as the monarch, Felipe VI.

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He also attended the African Union Extraordinary Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea last week with his family, making this his third foreign trip in less than two weeks.

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