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President Muhammadu Buhari will, today, travel to Niamey, the Republic of Niger, to attend the African Union Summit on Industrialisation and Economic Diversification, as well as the Extraordinary Session on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The President, during the trip, will also attend launch of the French version of the book, entitled, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’, as well as inaugurate the ‘Muhammadu Buhari Boulevard’, named after him by the government of the Republic of Niger.
Naming of the boulevard and launch of the book, written by John Paden, a professor of International Studies, at George Mason University, Northern Virginia, United States, precedes the AU Summit on Friday, November 25, 2022.
Buhari is expected to deliver his national statement at the summit, which has the theme, ‘Industrialising Africa: Renewed Commitment towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialisation and Economic Diversification.’
The high-level summit, being convened as part of the Africa Industrialisation Week commemorative activities, is expected to adopt a declaration, highlighting the importance of industrialisation and economic transformation in the continent and how to make progress in that regard.
The 20th of every November is commemorated as Africa Industrialisation Day, adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity in July 1989, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The President will return to the country tomorrow, Friday, November 25.