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Breaking News: Buhari departs for Kenya

Buhari waves bye for now. Photo credit: Sunday Aghaeze

President Muhammadu Buhari has left Abuja for Nairobi, the Kenya capital.

He is scheduled to attend the two-day Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The conference which begins tomorrow, will end on Sunday from August.

The summit, co-organised by the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union and the World Bank, will focus on promoting structural economic transformation through diversification and industrialisation; promoting resilient health system for quality life and promoting social stability for shared prosperity.

President Buhari in a hand shake with the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, Minister of FCT, Alhaji Mohammed Bello before boarding his plane. Photo: Sunday Aghaeze

During the conference, Buhari will participate in plenary sessions on TICAD in alignment with African Development, the Dialogue with the Private Sector as well as the Global Launch of the Second Africa Human Development Report.

Buhari will also hold a bilateral meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

No fewer than 35 African leaders are expected at the two-day high level summit which will also be attended by leading private sector companies from Japan. This will be the first time TICAD is being held in Africa since its inception in 1993.

Nigeria has played a prominent role at the forum aimed at forging international partnerships for Africa’s transformation and prosperity through economic growth, agriculture and social stability.