President Buhari to host Security Summit

Ben Adam Shemang, Abuja

President Muhammadu will host the second Regional Security Summit in Abuja this Saturday, in furtherance of ongoing efforts by his administration to enhance the security of lives, properties and investments in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

Participants in the summit will include President Francois Hollande of France who hosted the first Regional Security Summit in Paris on May 17, 2014.

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

Insurgency as top agenda
This is according to a statement signed by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.

“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,” the statement said.

The speedy resolution of the humanitarian crises caused by the barbaric atrocities of the terrorist group will also feature prominently on the summit’s agenda.

Before proceeding to the summit, President Buhari will receive President Hollande and the French delegation at the Presidential Villa on Saturday morning.

It added that, “It is expected that new agreements on further defence and cultural cooperation between Nigeria and France will be concluded and signed after talks between the two Presidents and their officials.”