President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Paris for the Financing Africa Summit.
Mr Buhari left Abuja on Sunday for the summit which is being hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France.
“During the visit, President Buhari will meet with the French President to discuss growing security threats in Sahel and Lake Chad region, political relations, economic ties, climate change and partnership in buoying the health sector, particularly in checking spread of Covid-19, with more research and vaccines,” the president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Sunday.
“Before returning to Nigeria, President Buhari will receive some key players in the oil and gas sector, engineering and telecommunications, European Council and European Union Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Commission, and members of the Nigerian community,” Mr Shehu added.
Accompanying the president are Ministers Geoffrey Onyeama (Foreign Affairs), Zainab Ahmed (Finance, Budget and National Planning), Adeniyi Adebayo (Trade and Investment), Osagie Ehanire (Health).
Also on the trip are the National Security Adviser, Babagana Mohammed Monguno and the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar.