Buhari departs Abuja to Accra for ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday, June 4 in Accra, Ghana, attend an Extraordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on the political situation in Mali and other parts of the sub-region.

The Summit will hold at the Presidential Palace, Accra, also known as the Jubilee House.

Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, confirmed this development in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

According to Adesina, the Summit 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 presidential aide added.

Adesina disclosed that the president would accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, National Security Adviser, retired Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i.

The president is expected back to Abuja same day at the end of the Summit.

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