Buhari departs Abuja for Dakar to attend inauguration of Senegalese President, Sall


President Muhammadu Buhari will today depart Abuja for Dakar, Senegal to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term.

Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina in a statement said that on the invitation of his host, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, would be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies to be attended by other African leaders at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre on Tuesday.

It added that the President would be accompanied by Governors Mohammed Abubakar, Nasir El-Rufai and Tanko Al-Makura of Bauchi, Kaduna and Nasarawa states respectively.

Others on the Presidential entourage according to the statement include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama; National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai, and other top government officials.

The statement further disclosed that the President was expected back in the country at the end of the inauguration ceremonies.

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