Buhari Flies Out Of Nigeria Amidst Naira Scarcity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday flew out of Nigeria amidst the scarcity of naira notes to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Recall that a few hours ago, President Buhari addressed the nation and stated that 200 naira notes will be released and allowed to remain a legal tender for 60 days to ease scarcity.

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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the President will participate in three high-level meetings while he is in Addis Ababa.

The statement noted that the Summit is themed,  “Acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Implementation.”


Shenu also explained Buhari would be attending an extraordinary summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS on the sidelines of the Summit.

The statement reads partly, “The President will participate in three High Level meetings on peace and security, climate change and the political situation in some West African countries.

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“First is the Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (AUPSC High Level AU), to be chaired by the President of South Africa, in his capacity as the Chair of the Council for the month of February,” it added.


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