French President, Hollande, on State Visit to  Nigeria as Buhari Hosts Security Summit


By Tobi Soniyi

In furtherance of ongoing efforts by his administration to enhance the security of lives, property and investments in Nigeria and neighbouring countries, President Muhammadu Buhari will host the second regional security summit in Abuja onSaturday, May 14, 2016.

A statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said ‎participants in the summit would include President Francois Hollande of France, who hosted the first Regional Security Summit in Paris on May 17, 2014.

Adesina said Buhari and the French president who is scheduled to arrive Abuja on Friday on an official visit to Nigeria would be joined at the summit by the Presidents of Cameroon, Niger Republic, Chad and Benin Republic.

He said: “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 which will have the successful conclusion of ongoing military operations against Boko Haram at the top of its agenda.”