Buhari to attend African development conference in Kenya

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President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya from August 27-28, 2016, his office said Thursday.

The summit, co-organised by the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union and the World Bank, will focus on promoting structural economic transformation through diversification and industrialisation; promoting resilient health system for quality life and promoting social stability for shared prosperity.

During the conference, President Buhari will participate in plenary sessions on TICAD in alignment with African Development, the Dialogue with the Private Sector as well as the Global Launch of the Second Africa Human Development Report.

The president will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

No fewer than 35 African leaders are expected at the two-day high level summit which will also be attended by leading private sector companies from Japan. This will be the first time TICAD is being held in Africa since its inception in 1993.

Nigeria has played a prominent role at the forum aimed at forging international partnerships for Africa’s transformation and prosperity through economic growth, agriculture and social stability.

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  • Otile

    How many states in Nigeria has Buhari visited since the last 18 moons he took power? He likes to talk and be seen outside Nigeria. He might as well sack his Minister of Foreign Affairs and add that to his two other portfolios. Sheepish egomaniac.

  • favourtalk

    Mercy journey sir. May the good Lord be with you as you go and come back

  • objective

    CAN, not all the “19 Northern State Governors” are Muslims; but America should please stay aware from our affairs. They have never ever wished Nigeria well. They don’t want us together and they showed it during the civil war and when we needed weapons to fight Boko Haram. They are not visiting Southern State Governors because they know that those ones are too smart for them and cannot be manipulated. It is not a religion thing.

  • Buhari aka silly old bag.

    Islamhari aka guliver’s travel goin again 30 countries in a year + nothing 2 show 4 it.

  • George

    May he never return.