Buhari arrives in Addis Ababa for AU summit



    AU summit: Buhari arrives in Addis Ababa.
    President Buhari in Addis Ababa for AU summit

    President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 30th summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

    The President arrived on the Ethiopian capital just a few hours after he left Abuja on Friday night.

    Part of his engagement on the summit is the flag off of a continent-wide marketing campaign towards corruption.

    On the sidelines of the occasion, President Buhari is predicted to carry bilateral conferences with a few of his colleagues on problems with widespread pursuits.

    The President, who was engaged by AU on the final session to current a road-map on anti-corruption in Africa, would communicate on “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”.

    This is the primary time within the 54-year historical past of the AU that anti-corruption can be made a theme of the gathering of the regional leaders.

    On July four, 2017 the 29th Session of the AU, African leaders unanimously endorsed Buhari to champion the combat towards corruption on the continent.

    The endorsement was in recognition of his private dedication and extensively acclaimed anti-graft drive on the home degree.

    On July 25, 2017, the President in a letter to President Alpha Conde of Guinea, who can be the out-going AU Chairperson, formally accepted his nomination to guide members of the AU on this significant campaign towards a veritable socio-economic vice that’s anti-development.

    While thanking his colleagues for the honour, he reiterated his “commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent.”

    Apart from anti-corruption, different points lined for consideration by African leaders and their delegations embody, peace and safety (transnational terrorism); institutional reforms of the continental physique; free motion of individuals; local weather change; commerce; aviation; training; gender and improvement.

    According to Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), President Buhari may also maintain bilateral conferences with a few of his colleagues on problems with widespread pursuits.

    Some high officers, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr.Geoffrey Onyeama and the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami will accompany the president.

    Others are the Minister of Interior, retired Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau; the Minister of State (Aviation), Mr. Hadi Sirika; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.

    The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, can be within the delegation to the Summit.