President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Lagos for Dakar, Senegal, to attend the second edition of the Dakar International Conference on Agriculture on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
This is the president’s second visit to the West African country in six months. It will also be his second foreign trip in 2023.
In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, on Monday, said the conference is convened jointly by the government of Senegal and the African Development Bank.
“With Africa accounting for 249 million, or one-third of the world’s 828 million hungry people, the Summit, to be attended by African Heads of State and Government, Ministers of Finance and Agriculture, as well as several global development partners, is expected to make commitments on eradicating hunger in Africa by 2030,” according to the statement.
“There will also be side meetings to discuss agreements on the delivery of food and agricultural products in some countries, including Nigeria.”
The conference will, among other things, seek to create favorable conditions for achieving food security in Africa.
Ministers and top government officials on the president’s delegation include Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mohammed Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser; and Ahmed Abubakar, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency.
Buhari is expected back in the country on Wednesday, January 25.
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