French President, ‘Hollande’ to visit Nigeria

French President, ‘Hollande’ to visit Nigeria

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President Francois Hollande of France will arrive Nigeria on Friday for a regional security summit scheduled for Abuja on Saturday, 14 May.

 A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said the summit is in furtherance of ongoing efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari to enhance the security of lives, properties and investments in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

President Hollande hosted the first Regional Security Summit in Paris on May 17, 2014.

The statement said President Buhari and the French President will be joined at the summit by the Presidents of Cameroon, Niger Republic, Chad and Benin Republic.

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The United States, Britain, Equatorial Guinea, the European Union, ECOWAS, the Economic Community of Central African States and the Gulf of Guinea Commission will also be represented at the summit which will have the successful conclusion of ongoing military operations against Boko Haram at the top of its agenda.

The speedy resolution of the humanitarian crises caused by the barbaric atrocities of the terrorist group will also feature prominently on the summit’s agenda.

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