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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave the country on Thursday to attend the
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
president will be departing the country 24 hours after he was sworn for the
second term in office to attend the 14th session of the Summit Conference of
the OIC, scheduled to hold on Friday, May 31.

to the OIC secretariat, the summit to be convened under the theme, “Makkah
al-Mukarramah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future,” seeks to develop a
unified stance on events in the Islamic world,” Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu
said in a statement on Wednesday.
Buhari is expected to address the forum and underscore the need for member
countries to unite and work together to combat common challenges such as
terrorism and violent extremism,” he added.
will be hosted by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The summit is expected to
be attended by heads of state and governments of member state.
President will also push forward themes that have been at the forefront of his
domestic and international priorities, including reviving the Lake Chad Basin,
investing in Nigeria to create jobs and financing for development,” Shehu said.
the margins of the summit, the Nigerian leader will hold bilateral meetings
with world leaders to promote increased cooperation and collaboration on issues
of mutual concern,” he added.
will also be accompanied to the Summit by Governors Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of
Jigawa State, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State and Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger
delegates are the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador
Mustapha Suleiman; Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador
Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar.

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