- Some African leaders are already in France to hold discussions about the African economy
- Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, will also participate in the economic summit
- Several countries in the region have experienced economic setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in France ahead of the African finance summit which is expected to take place in the nation's capital, Paris.
Bashir Ahmad, the president’s personal assistant on new media, announced Buhari’s arrival in a tweet on Sunday, May 16.
Photos shared by Ahmad depicted the president being received by Nigeria’s minister for foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and other dignitaries upon his arrival.
The African Finance Summit will be focused on reviewing the African economy.
In another news, while the next presidential election is two years away, young Nigerians on the platform of Youths Earnestly Demand For Goodluck E.Jonathan (YED4GEJ 2023) have called on Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to contest for the presidency.
The group's national chairman, Prince Teddy Omiloli alongside its director of operations, Comrade Douye Daniel, on Sunday, May 16, expressed certainty that the former president has the solutions to the country's many predicaments, Daily Trust and PM News report.
YED4GEJ 2023 described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate in the 2015 election as a true democrat, a nation builder, and a goal-oriented leader with integrity.
Meanwhile, Goodluck Jonathan has said political might is temporary and should not be used to oppress the masses who brought an officeholder to power.
Jonathan on Sunday, May 16, said this is the mindset he brought into politics because he understands that it is only a temporary advantage given by God.
The famous Nigerian politician said some decisions he took when he ruled the affairs of the nations were based on the mindset of service.
In another news, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's former president, says political leaders must ensure the year 2023 births the emergence of a new federation otherwise the country may be sliding into dissolution.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by the former president's media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, indicates the elder statesman made the submission on Wednesday, May 5, when he played host to the members of Tiv Professionals Group in Abeokuta, Ogun state.