- The swearing-in ceremony of Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister, will be attended by President Buhari
- This revelation was made by a presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, in a Facebook post on Saturday, October 2
- President Buhari will be leaving Abuja for the African nation on Sunday, October 3, and is expected back in Nigeria on Tuesday, October 5
President Muhammadu Buhari is to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian prime minister who is to lead the African nation for another five-year term in office.
For this reason, the Nigerian president will leave Abuja for the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, October 3.
After delivering a goodwill message at the inauguration ceremony as expected, President Buhari will attend a State Banquet in honour of other African leaders.
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The president who will be accompanied by the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the DG of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, is scheduled to return to Aso Rock Villa on Tuesday, October 5.
President Buhari bids goodbye to New York after 76th UNGA
Meanwhile, Buhari had departed New York for Abuja after a susccessful outing at the 76th United Nations General Assembly.
Buhari’s departure was made public by the presidency in a post shared on Facebook by Buhari Sallau, personal assistant on broadcast media.
This came a day after the president addressed world leaders at the UN headquarters. The Nigerian leader on Saturday, September 25, left for the JFK International Airport, New York, at 11 am (local time) and is expected to arrive Nigeria on Sunday, September 26.
The president was seen off by members of his delegation such as the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, and minister of state for environment, Sharon Ikeazor.
Others include the National Security Adviser, Retired Major General Babagana Monguno, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, amongst others.