President Buhari set out for another trip outside nigeria for the second time in August

President to travel to Kenya for Tokyo Int'l Conference

President Muhammadu Buhari is set for another trip outside the country

According to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, the president’s special adviser on publicity and media, Buhari will be in Kenya for the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African 

Development (TICAD VI), where he will meet with Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, for a bilateral discussion.

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

“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,” the statement read in part. The summit is expected to host about 35 African leaders during 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,” the statement added. 

This is the second time the president is traveling outside the country in August as he traveled to N’Djamena, 

Chad for the inauguration of the country’s new president, Idriss Deby Itno. The Chadian emerged winner of the country’s presidential election in April, and President Buhari would be in the neighbouring country in company of two Nigerian governors. 

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