Buhari to attend Ethiopian prime minister’s inauguration on Monday

Buhari to attend Ethiopian prime minister's inauguration on Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to leave Abuja today Addis Ababa , where Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will be inaugurated for a second term on Monday.

This was revealed in a statement published on Saturday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

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The President, who is slated to fly from Abuja to Addis Ababa on Sunday (today), will offer a goodwill message at the inaugural event, followed by a State Banquet in honor of visiting Heads of State and Government.

President Buhari will be accompanied by Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

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He is expected back in Abuja on Tuesday.

Following Ethiopia’s ruling Prosperity Party’s victory in the country’s parliamentary election on June 21, Prime Minister Ahmed was re-elected for a second term.

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President Buhari had already told Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that Nigeria would continue to support Ethiopia’s unity and territorial well-being, as well as those of all African countries, in a congratulatory statement.

In his congratulatory message to the Prime Minister, President Buhari said, “On behalf of the Nigerian people, I send you and the people of Ethiopia our best wishes for your courage and commitment to the democratic process, and I urge you to continue with the good policies of your government that have endeared you to the people.”

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