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June 21, 2024
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President Tinubu departs Abuja to Nairobi for AU meeting

President Bola Tinubu has departed Abuja for Nairobi, Kenya, where he will join other African leaders for the 5th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union.

According to the Presidency, the Nigerian leader and the Chairperson of ECOWAS, will join Heads of State and Government, Foreign Ministers of the AU Member-States, and high-level dignitaries at the mid-year meeting which will take place on Sunday, July 16.

The meeting, themed “Acceleration of African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation,” will bring together the Bureau of the AU Assembly, comprising the Heads of State and Government from Comoros, Botswana, Burundi, and Senegal, alongside leaders from the eight Regional Economic Communities.

The President’s spokesman, Dele Alake noted in a statement on Friday that the meeting will also involve the African Union Commission and the RMs.

President Tinubu is expected to return to Nigeria upon the conclusion of the meeting.

He was accompanied by his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Dele Alake, his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communication, and Strategy

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