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Buhari Travels To Senegal




Despite criticism on frequent travelling and allegations against appointees within his cabinet and rising insecurity in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled to Saudi Arabia to perform the Umrah (optional pilgrimage).

President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled to Dakar, Senegal, to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, scheduled to hold tomorrow.

This was conveyed in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman on Monday.

“On the invitation of his host, President Buhari, who is ECOWAS Chairman, will be Special Guest of Honour at the ceremonies to be attended by other African leaders at the Diamniadio Exhibition Centre on Tuesday,” the statement reads in part.

“The Nigerian leader will be accompanied by Governors Mohammed Abubakar, Nasir El-Rufai and Tanko Al-Makura of Bauchi, Kaduna and Nasarawa States respectively.

“Others on the Presidential entourage include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai, and other top government officials.

“The President is expected back in the country at the end of the inauguration ceremonies.”

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