President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday departed Abuja to attend the 33rd Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and his Imo State counterpart, Hope Uzodinma, are among those accompanying the President on the visit.
The event is scheduled to hold in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city.
Also visiting the north African country are chairmen of the Committees on Foreign Affairs in the Senate and House of Representatives, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa and Yusuf Baba, respectively.
Ministers accompanying the President include Geoffrey Onyeama (Foreign Affairs), Hadi Sirika (Aviation), Niyi Adebayo (Industry, Trade and Investment), Retired Major-General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Defence), and Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture).
Other government officials on the entourage are the National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Major-General Babagana Monguno; the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar; and the National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of NEPAD (Nigeria), Gloria Akobundu.
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