President Bola Tinubu has returned to Abuja after his visit to Nairobi, Kenya where he participated in the 5th Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union (AU).
Tinubu’s arrival at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport was around 4:20 pm.
In his capacity as the Chairman of the Authority of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President Tinubu left Abuja on Saturday, embarking on this significant diplomatic mission.
During his time in Nairobi, the President actively collaborated with other African leaders in drafting a declaration that reinforces Africa’s unity and strength. The declaration firmly dismisses any notion of a new “scramble for Africa,” highlighting the continent’s collective resolve to stand firm against any such endeavors.
Additionally, the President took the opportunity to underscore his commitment to the reinforcement of the ECOWAS Standby Force. His aim is to bolster the force’s capabilities in deterring coup attempts and effectively combating terrorism in the sub-region.
Upon his arrival at the airport, President Tinubu was warmly received by an array of high-ranking government officials. Among them were Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume, Chief of Staff to the President, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, Imo Governor Hope Uzodinnma and former Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.