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Buhari Jets Out To Addis Ababa For AU Summit | The Precision

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  • To Speak On Anti-corruption War
•President Buhari reading a speech

•President Buhari reading a speech
President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the
Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). 

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement he signed on Thursday.
The highlight of the President’s engagements during the visit will be
his statement under the historic theme for the AU Summit, “Winning the
Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s
Transformation.”
This is the first time in the 54-year history of the AU that
anti-corruption will be made a theme of the gathering of the regional
leaders.
On July 4, 2017, African leaders unanimously endorsed President
Buhari to champion the fight against corruption on the continent.
The endorsement, which took place during the 29th Session of the AU,
was in recognition of his personal commitment and acclaimed anti-graft
drive at the domestic level.
The President Buhari had also accepted his nomination on July 25,
2017, in a letter to President Alpha Conde of Guinea, the out-going AU
Chairperson.

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While thanking his colleagues for the honour, the Nigerian leader
reiterated his “commitment to contributing towards our collective
efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent.”
Apart from anti-corruption, other issues lined for consideration by
African leaders and their delegations include peace and security
(transnational terrorism); institutional reforms of the continental
body; free movement of persons; climate change; trade; aviation;
education; gender and development.
On the sidelines of the event, President Buhari would hold bilateral
meetings with some of his colleagues on issues of common interests.
He would be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of
the Federation, Abubakar Malami; and the Minister of Interior,
Abdulrahman Danbazau.
Others are the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika; the
National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and Acting Chairman of the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. (Channels
TV)

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