President Buhari Arrives In Addis Ababa for Prime Minister’s Inauguration

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on Sunday, for the inauguration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for another five-year term in office.

The President’s aircraft, Nigerian Air Force 001, touched down at the newly built VIP Terminal of Bole International Airport at 04:06 GMT.

The Nigerian leader, who was accorded a full guard of honour by the Ethiopian National Defence Force on his arrival, was received by Prime Minister Ahmed.

After the inspection of the guard of honour, the Prime Minister ushered the Nigerian President into a waiting SUV, took control of the wheels, chauffeuring him straight to the newly built expansive friendship park for a private dinner, attended by the President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, and the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.

While in Addis Ababa, President Buhari is expected to deliver a goodwill message at the inauguration event scheduled to hold at the historic Meskel Square on Monday.

President Buhari will join other African leaders, who will attend the event in person, including the Presidents of Djibouti, Kenya, South Sudan, Senegal, Somalia, Uganda and the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

He will also attend a State Dinner at the National Defence Headquarters, Addis Ababa on Monday night.





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