Buhari Leaves Abuja For Commonwealth Meeting In Rwanda
President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart Abuja today, Wednesday, June 22, for Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), being held from June 20 to 26, 2022.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said Buhari will at CHOGM 2022, join other leaders to participate in discussions focused on the progress and prosperity of the more than two billion people living in the 54 independent countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific that make up the Commonwealth.
President Buhari will attend the official opening ceremony on June 24, followed by high-level meetings of Heads of State and Government on Friday 24, and Saturday 25 June.
President Buhari is also expected to hold bilateral talks with some leaders from the Commonwealth countries.
The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; the Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami.
Others in the President’s entourage are the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (Rtd) Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, and the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NidCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The President will return to the country on Sunday, June 26, 2022.