Barely less than 24 hours after, President Buhari inauguration for a 2nd term, it has been gathered that the President will be leaving the country to attend the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
According to a statement released by the senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mr Garba Shehu that the President is expected to attend the 14th session of the summit conference of the OIC, which will be held on Friday.
” According to the OIC secretariat, the summit to be convened under the theme, “Makkah al-Mukarramah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future,” seeks to develop a unified stance on events in the Islamic world.
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“President Buhari is expected to address the forum and underscore the need for member countries to unite and work together to combat common challenges such as terrorism and violent extremism.
“The President will also push forward themes that have been at the forefront of his domestic and international priorities, including reviving the Lake Chad Basin, investing in Nigeria to create jobs and financing for development.
“On the margins of the summit, the Nigerian leader will hold bilateral meetings with world leaders to promote increased cooperation and collaboration on issues of mutual concern.”
The King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud would be hosting the conference while the heads of state and government of the member state are expected to participate in the conference.
The President is expected to return to the country on the 2nd of June, 2019.
Below is Garba’s Tweet