Buhari Returns To Abuja After AU Summit

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Updated July 8, 2019
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President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after attending the 12th extraordinary summit of the African Union in Niamey, Niger Republic.

The president’s aircraft arrived the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja this afternoon.

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At the opening of the summit in Niamey, the President signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Area(AFCTA) agreement, making Nigeria the 53rd country on the continent to ratify and append its signature after extensive consultations for months with stakeholders assessing its readiness to join the Free Trade Area.

The Africa Continental Free Trade area has a potential market of 1.2 billion people.

On the sidelines of the summit, the President met with the Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank, Dr Mansur Muhtar, soliciting more support to address Nigeria’s development challenges including her infrastructure deficit.