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Buhari to Attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta Today

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Buhari on his way to France

President Buhari has had quite a busy schedule over the past couple of days. Shortly after attending the 3rd Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Iranhe is now getting ready to leave for Malta today for the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. 

The Special Adviser on Media & Publicity to President Buhari, Femi Adesina, revealed the news via a Facebook post:

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja tomorrow, Thursday, November 26 for Malta to participate in the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which begins in the island nation on Friday.

The Commonwealth is made up of Britain, Nigeria and 51 other countries that work together to pursue common goals and promote development, democracy, peace, security and good governance.

President Buhari and other Heads of State and Government who will be in Malta for this year’s summit are expected to deliberate on fresh Commonwealth initiatives on development and climate change with a view to adding greater value to ongoing global efforts in these areas.

A new Secretary-General of the Commonwealth who will take over from the incumbent, Kamalesh Sharma, will be announced at the summit, which will also feature the presentation of a progress report on the eradication of polio.

The Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will formally declare the summit open and host a banquet in honour of President Buhari and other participating Heads of State and Government.

At the conclusion of the Summit on Sunday, President Buhari will leave Malta for Paris where he will present Nigeria’s statement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled to open in the French capital on Monday, November 30.

The President will join over 100 other world leaders at the Leaders Event on the opening day of the conference which will be hosted by President Francois Hollande of France and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon.

President Buhari will also participate in a summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic which has been scheduled to take place on December 2 in Paris on the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.

Deliberations at the Paris meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission and Benin Republic will focus mainly on the war against Boko Haram and other security issues of common interest to participating countries.

President Buhari will be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.)

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
November 25, 2015

18 Comments

  1. Grapes

    November 26, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Its really sad when people want to believe in something, believe that a system will work and demonstrate that belief by electing such a man in power and seemingly get the lack of response subtly perceived by this man’s attitude. Even if it is for the sake of the people who voted for Buhari, he should at least act like he is concerned with the happenings in this country. How has all these trips ever helped the nation. I understand that it is part of diplomatic duty but it shouldn’t be at the expense of giving equal if not a higher priority to the affairs of the nation he governs.

  2. Ehiwarior

    November 26, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Since this man was sworn-in few months ago, Nigerians cannot categorically say that this is what he has done or he’s doing.

    No agenda, just junketing around the world, wasting taxpayers money and chanting corruption, corruption.

    #oshisco, igbeyin a so.

  3. Cynical

    November 26, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Buhari certainly in the race to become Nigeria’s most travelled president…..lol. Keep flexing sir ,I want to be like you when I grow up.

  4. okechukwu ofili

    November 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Come o … is Buhari now Ministers of Foreign Affairs?

    • Hauwa

      November 26, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      No, minister of Tourism.?

    • ElessarisEllendil

      November 27, 2015 at 1:05 am

      He’s attending the HEADS of the Commonwealth meeting, so he’s in order with this trip. Hopefully this is the last trip in a while. Even my Mother is exasperated and she’s an old school Buhari supporter.

  5. Benson Ossai

    November 26, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Nigeria on the Move with the General.Safe trip sir.May God continue to protect you and give you the insight to move Nigeria to Greater Height.As you continue your pin -pong around the world please present Nigeria case well most especially our dear brothers in the North that are being massacre by the dreaded boko haram.The theatre of war in the north is so mess-up but trusting you and also our allies we shall overcome the terrorist.

  6. nene+

    November 26, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Does Buhari still have a Vice President??
    I have a feeling this man uses these opportunities to do foreign medical trips. Cm’on who travels like this??? Obama,Cameron, etc are for the most part are in their country.

    • Beeeee

      November 26, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      Look, I am in a board meeting, take ya time o, don’t make me embarrass myself in here….foreign medical trips? #cryingwithlaughter

    • nene+

      November 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Hahahahahaha it’s crazy!!!

  7. Naijababeii

    November 26, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    change master i hail ooooooo keeping flying and junketing, dis 1 chance way we NIGERIANS enter nawa, only GOD go save us all.#FUEL PRICE D BIT HARD NOW#

  8. Taipan

    November 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    hahahahaha, this man won’t stop amazing me……Sia Buhari them abeg where una dey? make una hold una Bingo , him chain don loose

  9. Somto

    November 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Buhari has seriously fall my hand. Very very disappointed. Sai Buhari what a pity.

  10. Naijababeii

    November 26, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Junketing master carry go nothing do u but remember say daris godoooooooooooo. BN MAKE UNA NO CHOP MY COMMENTS AGAIN

  11. nne

    November 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    We have a VP and we now have minister of foreign affairs…still na only Baba dey waka waka. Seven months in and i am already “sai baba’d” out. We are impatient for development Baba, at least lay out a blueprint and let us in on your plans.

  12. Sadia

    November 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I was supporting Buhari before thinking he was representing well….but this one don pass abeg..is he doing subway surfers world tour?Please he should get representatives ,and come back to direct the country’s affairs

  13. jagua

    November 26, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I hate myself for ever campaigning and voting this man

  14. ElessarisEllendil

    November 27, 2015 at 1:06 am

    He’s attending the HEADS of the Commonwealth meeting, so he’s in order with this trip. Hopefully this is the last trip in a while. Even my Mother is exasperated and she’s an old school Buhari supporter.

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