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After Inauguration, Buhari Heads To Saudi Arabia

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja, Nigeria’s capital for Makkah, Saudi Arabia, to attend the 14th summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Naija News understands that the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

The 14th summit of the OIC slated for Friday would be hosted by the king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

He said Buhari is expected to address the forum and underscore the need for member countries to unite and work together to combat common challenges such as terrorism and violent extremism.

“According to the OIC secretariat, the summit to be convened under the theme, ‘Makkah al-Mukarramah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future’ seeks to develop a unified stance on events in the Islamic world,” Shehu said.

“On the margins of the summit, the Nigerian leader will hold bilateral meetings with world leaders to promote increased cooperation and collaboration on issues of mutual concern,” he added.

Buhari plans to head to Saudi Arabia on Thursday after his Wednesday’s inauguration at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

Source: Naija News

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