Gov Emmanuel In Abidjan With Buhari For 5th EU-AU Summit
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, arrived Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit slated for November 29 and 30.
They were received at the Houphet Airport by Ivoiren President Alassane Ouattara, and would participate in working sessions on the summit theme: “Investing in Youth for Sustainable Development.
Also on the President’s entourage Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, as well as some ministers.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, led Nigerian delegation to receive the President at the airport.
The President of African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adeshina, Ministers of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, Minister of Interior, retired Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau and the National Security Adviser, Retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Munguno also welcomed the President at the airport.
Others at the airport included Nigeria’s Ambassador Ibrahim Isa; Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and some embassy officials, as well as representatives of Nigerians resident in Cote d Ivoire.
A statement earlier issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said President Buhari would participate in working sessions on the summit theme: “Investing in Youth for Sustainable Development.”
He said that on the margins of the summit, Buhari would meet with a number of African Heads of State and their EU counterparts.
On the sidelines of the summit, African Heads of State are expected to discuss the crisis in Libya with a view to repatriating all African citizens in the country and a possible AU sanction.
President of Senegal, Macky Sall told newsmen last week at the ongoing second session of the ECOWAS Parliament that the slave trade going on in Libya would be a topic for African leaders at the summit.