By: Rakiya Garba Karaye, Maiduguri
President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on an official trip to Niamey, the Republic of Niger to attend the African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification.
Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman, who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said while in Niamey, the Nigerian leader would also participate in the Extraordinary Session on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
He said: ”The President, who will depart Abuja on Thursday, will also attend the launching of French version of the Book entitled: ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’.
The presidential aide disclosed that Buhari would inaugurate the ‘Muhammadu Buhari Boulevard’, named after him by the Government of the Republic of Niger.
According to Shehu, the naming of the Boulevard and launch of the French version of the Book, written by John Paden, a Professor of International Studies at George Mason University, northern Virginia, United States, precedes the AU Summit on Friday.
He revealed that the president would also deliver his National Statement at the African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification.
The theme of the meeting is: ‘Industrialising Africa: Renewed commitment towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization and Economic Diversification.’
The president will return to the country on Friday.