- The Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union held virtually on Saturday, February 6
- African leaders from around the world participated in the 34th edition
- South Africa has relinquished its role as Chair of the African Union
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo has now taken over the chairmanship as President Ramaphosa handed over the position to his counterpart Felix Tshisekedi
President Muhammadu Buhari took part in the virtual summit of the 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union which held on February 6.
The Nigerian president joined the session from the State House, Abuja.
Photos from the event were shared on Facebook by one of the president's aides, Femi Adesina.
Also in attendance were his Chief of Staff, Professor Gambari, minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama among others.
The virtual summit was also attended by other African leaders.
Speakers at the opening ceremony included:
- South African president, Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, who is the Chairperson of the African Union (AU)
- H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC)
- H.E. Felix Antoine Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who happens to be the incoming chairperson of the AU.
The theme for the summit is “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want.
Ramaphosa who called the meeting to order began by thanking all those attending the virtual meeting of the Assembly.
The South African president handed over the baton of leadership during the session to his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Felix Tshisekedi.
In other news, President Buhari held a virtual meeting with youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the State House, Abuja.
Legit.ng reported that the president said he would be looking forward to a more robust engagement with young people across the country.
He told the youths that he would be working closely with the minister of youths and sports, Sunday Dare, and other stakeholders to fine-tune strategies on how to achieve a more youth-inclusive nation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Not Too Young to Run Movement concluded plans to host Nigeria's largest gathering of young politicians ahead of the upcoming off-cycle elections in the country and the 2023 general elections.