President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday (today) depart Abuja to join his counterparts in Dakar, Senegal, to participate in the International Development Association (IDA) for Africa Summit in the country, Naija News reports.
The event is scheduled to commence on Thursday, July 7 and would be hosted by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal.
The event which will host other African leaders is expected to be an open dialogue on development challenges and priorities as well as transformational initiatives across the black nations.
The discussions, Naija News understands will also lead to an outcome document, the Dakar Declaration.
This commitment is expected to chart the way forward for the transformation of the economies of these nations in partnership with the World Bank/IDA.
Topics slated for discussion include Financing for Recovery and Economic Transformation in Africa; Agriculture, Livestock and Food Security; Human Capital; Digital and Technological Innovation; and Energy Transition and Climate Change.
President Buhari, according to reports, will be accompanied on the trip by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; as well as Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo.
Others on the entourage include the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Director- General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar; Director-General, Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha; and the Managing Director of the Bank of Industry, Olukayode Pitan.
President Buhari is expected to return back to Nigeria at the end of the Summit tomorrow.