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Buhari arrives China for summit



Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in China for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (#FOCAC2018).

The forum is scheduled to hold September 3-4, 2018 in Beijing.

Before the formal opening of the summit, Buhari in his capacity as the ECOWAS chairman will deliver remarks at a meeting between Chinese and African leaders, business representatives and African entrepreneurs.

He will first have an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in China at the Nigerian Embassy.

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, accompanied the President so as to participate in a Spouses’ Programme on China-Africa themed, “Joining Hands for a Future of AIDS”

Buhari headed to China with nine ministers, four governors and four senators.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and Minister of FCT Muhammad Bello are in the entourage.

Also, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Budget and National Planning Udoma Udo Udoma, Minister of Water Resource Suleiman Adamu, Minister of State, Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu and Minister of State, Aviation Hadi Sirika, are in China for the summit.

He also has in his entourage the National Security Advisor, head of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the GMD of the NNPC.

The governors in Buhari’s company are Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.

While Senators Abdullahi Adamu, George Akume, Godswill Akpabio and Aliyu Wamakko representing Nasarawa, Benue, Akwa Ibom and Sokoto states joined the president on the trip.

The trip rounds off a week that saw the President host British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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