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Buhari jets out to Ethiopia for inauguration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Sunday,  jet out to Ethiopia to attend the inauguration of Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed.

Ahmed is going to be inaugurated for a second five-year term in office on Monday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said in a statement that Buhari will deliver a goodwill message to the President of Ethiopia.

“The President, who will depart Abuja for the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, is scheduled to deliver a goodwill message at the inauguration ceremony, after which he will attend a State Banquet in honor of visiting Heads of State and Government”, Adesina said.

According to him, President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

He will be back in Abuja on Tuesday.

Ahmed secured another term in office in following his party’s, Prosperity Party, victory in the country’s parliamentary election last June.

Buhari had earlier congratulated him.

‘‘On behalf of the Nigerian people, I send you and the people of Ethiopia our good wishes for your courage and commitment to the democratic process and urge you to continue with the good policies of your government that endeared you to the people,’’ the President said in the congratulatory message to the Prime Minister.

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