President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger, on Tuesday, October 24, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region.
This disclosure was made by Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, in a statement issued on Monday.
The statement read: “Member countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common Currency are Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger.”
“The minister of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, will also join the President at the meeting.”
“President Buhari will return to Abuja same day after the meeting.”
The trip is coming barely 48 hours after the president returned from a summit in Turkey.
Nigeria’s supreme leader had travelled to Turkey for a meeting of the D-8, a group of eight developing nations after presiding over Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting.
While in Turkey, President Buhari was hosted by the Turkish President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan before the D-8.
“The meetings have also helped to enhance momentum in ties between Nigeria and the rest of the ‘D-8’ member-countries and the establishment of a positive working relationship, especially between Buhari and Erdogan.”
“Nigeria and Turkey has agreed to support each other in the fight against terrorism, human, drugs, and arms trafficking,” Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, had said on Sunday.