Buhari, Mahama Meet On Security, Trade


President Muhammadu Buhari will today, monday in Ghana, meet with his counterpart, John Dramani Mahama to discuss regional security and trade issues to bolster the economy of the region.

Security of the region has been under threat for some time now due to the menace of the dreaded of the terror group, Boko Haram.

Nigeria has been the worst hit by Boko Haram activities which has killed many and rendered many homeless.

Other issues on the agenda include bilateral relations, trade and other issues of common interest to Nigeria, Ghana and other members of the Economic Community of West African States.

The President is also expected to meet with members of the Nigerian community in Ghana and entrepreneurs before returning to Abuja on Monday evening.

He will be accompanied to Accra by the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd.) and the Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice and Industry, Trade and Investment. 

Economic activities in the region have been affected in the region due to the falling oil prices which affected government revenues and pressurize business activities.

It has taken on its toll on businesses compelling organizations to restructure to stay afloat.

President Buhari went to Chad in July to confer with the Chadian president, in pursuit of his efforts to tackle the enormous challenges facing Nigeria, one of which is insecurity due to the activities of Boko Haram.

He referred to Boko Haram’s insurgency as the “most immediate” challenge he wants to tackle.

His meeting with Mahama, it is believed, will offer new strategies to further discuss with the country’s neighbours on how to tackle the regions challenges..

“Our neighbours in the Sub-region and our African brethren should rest assured that Nigeria under our administration will be ready to play any leadership role that Africa expects of it’ he said while being sworn in on May 29.

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