Barring any last-minute change, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Abuja for Dakar, Senegal to attend the inauguration of Senegalese President, Macky Sall, following his re-election for a second term.
This information was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to Adesina, Buhari will be accompanied by the Governors of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi and Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura.
The terse statement reads: “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 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.”