Buhari to attend ECOWAS summit on counter-terrorism
Given the growing threat of terrorism in the sub-region, President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday to attend the one-day ECOWAS Heads of State and Government Extraordinary Summit on Counter-Terrorism, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the West African leaders called for the
President Buhari will be accompanied by Governors Abubakar Bello, Dapo Abiodun and Okezie Ikpeazu of Niger, Ogun and Abia states respectively, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (rtd). Also on the president’s entourage are the National Security Adviser, Maj-General Babagana Monguno (rtd) and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar. The president is expected to be back in Abuja at the end of the summit.