It is now official: President Muhammadu Buhari has left Nigeria for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 30th African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government.
He left on Friday.
According to Femi Adesina, media adviser, the spotlight of the President’s engagements in the course of the go to can be his speech underneath the theme: “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 in the course of the 29th Session of the AU, African leaders unanimously endorsed President Buhari to champion the battle in opposition to corruption on the continent. The endorsement was in recognition of his private dedication and extensively acclaimed anti-graft drive on the home stage.
On July 25, 2017, the President in a letter to President Alpha Conde of Guinea, who can also be the out-going AU Chairperson, formally accepted his nomination to guide members of the AU on this important campaign in opposition to 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; schooling; gender and growth.
President Buhari can even maintain bilateral conferences with a few of his colleagues on problems with widespread pursuits.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau; the Minister of State (Aviation), Hadi Sirika; the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu are within the President’s delegation to the Summit