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Buhari Back To Nigeria After Turkey Trip

  • President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Abuja, Nigeria, after his authorized trip to Turkey.

Freshreporters News reports that this was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

“ President Muhammadu Buhari is back in Abuja after attending the three- day Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Istanbul,” he said.

“ The official BBJ aircraft which he had n’t used for several months as it passed repairs and advancements landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at exactly 235.”

Buhari had on Thursday departed Abuja for Istanbul to attend the third Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit.

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The program which theme was “ Enhanced Partnership for Common Development and Prosperity” reviewed the cooperation between African countries and Turkey since the last program in 2014.

The summit came on the heels of President Recep Erdogan’s recent state visit to Nigeria during which several agreements were inked.

The summit handed guidelines and direction for cooperation with African countries for the succeeding five years.

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The Turkish leader had during his visit to Nigeria, affirmed his commitment to incontinently expand the volume of trade between the two nations to 5B dollars.

The Nigerian delegation also seized the occasion of the gathering in Istanbul to enhance cooperation with other consorts for further trade and investment openings in the country.

Present in the trip is the First Lady, Aisha Buhari; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello who went with Buhari.

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Ministers of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Abubakar; Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar are other officials present in the summit

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