Buhari Departs For ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit In Togo

👤 By Danjuma Aliyu, DENISAURUS News

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday left for Lome, Republic of Togo to attend the Joint ECOWAS/ECCAS Summit.

According to a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Nigeria’s Commander-in-Chief will participate in two high-level meetings while he is in Togo.

The summit with members of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS and the Economic Community of Central African States, ECCAS will deliberate on common security threats to affecting countries.

The 75-year-old Nigerian President who is accompanied by Governors Ben Ayade of Cross River and Abubakar Bello of Niger States recently meet with the current Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo.

At the meeting which took place on June 29, 2018, in Katsina, President Buhari assured his Togolese counterpart of joint partnership in defeating terrorism.

DENISAURUS News understands that the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno; the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Abayomi Olonisakin; the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar; and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele are also expected to be on this trip.

Other members of the team are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau; and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah.

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