President Buhari To Host Security Summit
Nigeria will host the second regional security summit in Abuja as part of efforts by the federal government to boost the security of lives and properties.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the summit will attract leaders from across the globe including French President, Francois Hollande who hosted the first regional security summit in Paris on May 17, 2014.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the French President who is scheduled to arrive in Abuja on Friday will be joined at the summit by the presidents of Cameroon, Niger Republic, Chad and Benin Republic.
The United States, Britain, Equatorial Guinea, the European Union, Ecowas, the Economic Community of Central African States and the Gulf of Guinea Commission will also be represented at the summit.
The summit will have the successful conclusion of ongoing military operations against Boko Haram at the top of its agenda.
Agreements on further defence and cultural cooperation between Nigeria and France are expected to be concluded between the two presidents.