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President Muhammadu Buhari is planned to depart Abuja, the nation’s capital on Thursday, February 16, 2023 for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The president is set for the 36th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU).

This was confirmed in a statement released by the presidential media aide, Mallam Garba Shehu.

The Nigerian leader will take part in 3 high-level meetings at Addis Ababa.

The statement, revealed that the president will be taking part in an extraordinary summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS on the sidelines of the Summit.

“The President will participate in three High Level meetings on peace and security, climate change and the political situation in some West African countries.

“First is the Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (AUPSC High Level AU), to be chaired by the President of South Africa, in his capacity as the Chair of the Council for the month of February.

“Second is the meeting of the Committee of the Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), currently chaired by the President of Niger Republic.

“On the margins of the annual meetings of the AU, President Buhari will also attend an extraordinary summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.

“The Nigerian leader will deliver remarks at these events as well as present his National Statement at the opening session of the Summit, which brings together leaders from the AU member countries as well as a number of non-AU countries and international institutions accredited to the AU in Addis Ababa,” the statement reads

The president would be followed by some ministers and other top government functionaries, and will return to the country on Monday February 20, 2023.

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