President Buhari Departs Nigeria For AU Summit In Niger
President Muhammadu Buhari departs (File photo: State House)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday morning left Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, for Niger Republic to attend the African Union (AU) Summit in Niamey.

The Nigerian leader’s departure was confirmed in a tweet by the country’s government.

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“President @MBuhari departed Abuja this morning for Niamey, Niger Republic to attend the African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled to hold on July 7,” a tweet on @AsoRock read.

Concise News understands that Buhari is expected to take part in the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of AU on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the First Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the AU and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Niamey.

The operational instruments of the Agreement establishing AfCFTA is expected to be launched.

The instruments include AfCFTA Rules of Origin, Tariff Concession Portals, Portal on Monitoring and Elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers, Digital Payments and Clearing Systems and African Trade and Observatory Dashboard.