President Bola Tinubu is on his way to Nairobi, Kenya, for continental engagement.
At Nairobi, Tinubu will join other African leaders for the 5th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union.
He was accompanied by his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, and Dele Alake, his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Communication, and Strategy.
Tinubu will attend the meeting in his dual capacity as the President of Nigeria and the newly appointed Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States.
“As the Chairperson of ECOWAS, the Nigerian leader will join Heads of State and Government, Foreign Ministers of the AU Member-States, and high-level dignitaries at the mid-year meeting which will take place on Sunday, July 16,” A statement released by Alake on Friday read in part
Alake disclosed that the President will present a report on the status of regional integration in ECOWAS, highlighting actions carried out during the period under review by ECOWAS institutions, member-states, the private sector, and other stakeholders to deepen integration through trade, free movement of persons, investment promotion, infrastructure development, peace, security, and stability
The meeting, themed “Acceleration of African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation,” will bring together the Bureau of the AU Assembly, comprising the Heads of State and Government from Comoros, Botswana, Burundi, and Senegal, alongside leaders from the eight Regional Economic Communities.
President Tinubu is expected to return to Nigeria upon the conclusion of the meeting