President Muhammadu Buhari has 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.

The President’s Chopper lifted off from the State House helipad at 03:30 pm for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari 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 will hold from May 26th to 28th, will also focus on Humanitarian Challenges in Africa, with related issues on migration, refugees, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons.

At the summit, the African leaders will consider Terrorism and Unconstitutional Change of Government, with attendant spiraling effects on human rights and economies.

Buhari will also hold sideline meetings with some leaders during the meeting in Malabo.

Accompanying the President is his wife, Mrs Aisha Buhari, who is the President of African First Ladies Peace Mission.

Credit: Punch

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