Buhari To Join African Leaders In Senegal Tuesday
The President, Mohammadu Buhari, will depart Lagos for Senegal on Tuesday where he will attend the 2nd edition of the Dakar International Conference on Agriculture.
Buhari will leave the country for Senegal after commissioning some projects in Lagos State.
The president is expected to commission the Lekki Deal Sea Port, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) venture, involving the Federal and Lagos State governments and a private company, Tolaram.
He will also commission the 32-metric tons per-hour Lagos Rice Mill, one of the largest in the world and the 18.75-kilometre 6-lane rigid-pavement Eleko Junction to Epe Expressway.
President Buhari is expected to also commission the first phase of the iconic Blue Line on Tuesday, as well as the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History before the Dakar trip.
In a statement issued on Monday by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the high-level Dakar 2 Summit hosted by President Macky Sall of Senegal and the Chairperson of the African Union is holding under the theme “Feeding Africa: Food Sovereignty and Resilience.”
He said the conference, which sought to create favourable conditions toward achieving food security in Africa, is convened jointly by the government of Senegal and the African Development Bank.
“There will also be side meetings to discuss agreements on the delivery of food and agricultural products in some countries, including Nigeria.
“With Africa accounting for 249 million or a third of the 828 million hungry people in the world, the Summit, to be attended by African Heads of State and Government, Ministers of finance and agriculture, as well as several global development partners, is expected to make commitments on eradicating hunger in Africa by 2030,” he said.
The President’s delegation is made up of Ministers and top government officials, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar; National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Monguno and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.
President Buhari is expected back in the country on Wednesday, January 25.