President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday, July 6, departed Nigeria for Niamey, the capital of Niger Republic for the African Union (AU) summit holding in the country. President Buhari’s trip was announced through a federal government-owned social media handle, which said the Nigerian leader left his country early ahead of the summit which is to hold on July 7.
It is learnt that Buhari will participate in the 12th extraordinary session of the Assembly of the Union on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as well as the first mid-year coordination meeting of the AU and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Niamey, the capital of Niger. Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the re-appointment of Boss Mutapha as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The president also retained Malam Abba Kyari as chief of staff. This was contained in a tweet by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday, July 5.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari also approved the re-appointment of his personal physician, Dr Suhayb Rafindadi and 10 other personal staff. The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Friday, July 5.