The President, Muhammadu Buhari , on Thursday, departed Abuja to participate in the African Union Extra-ordinary Session of Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with a special focus on security.
According to a statement titled, ‘President Buhari attends AU Extra-ordinary summit in Malabo’, signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President will join other Heads of State and Government to deliberate on humanitarian challenges, hopes, and challenges in Africa, and participate in the adoption of the Assembly Declaration on Humanitarian Summit and pledging conference.
The three-day summit, which would hold from May 26 to 28, will also focus on migration, refugees, returnees, and Internally Displaced Persons.
At the summit, African leaders would consider terrorism and unconstitutional change of government, with attendant spiralling effects on human rights and economies.
On security and governance, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of AU would take a united position on terrorism and unconstitutional change of government, and reach agreements on new approaches to stem the tide.
Buhari, during the summit, would also hold sideline meetings with some leaders during the meeting in Malabo.