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Buhari cancels trip to Rwanda

President Muhammadu Buhari won’t be paying a visit to Rwanda for the extraordinary meeting of African Union Heads of State and Government.

Multiple sources at the Presidency confirmed Saturday evening that the president has canceled the trip.h

The meeting is billed to hold in Kigali, Rwanda, on Wednesday.

The president,  had been scheduled to depart Nigeria for Kigali on Monday for the signing of the framework agreement for establishing the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).



The reason for the cancelation of the trip is not yet known.

The rece team is already in Kigali; while the advance team, comprising protocol staff,  security officers and journalists were to depart Saturday were asked to return from Murtala International Airport, Lagos, where they were to take off.

Neither the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina nor the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, have official spoken on the issue as at press time.

The Federal Executive Council had Wednesday approved that Nigeria sign the framework agreement for the AfCFTA.

The council had also approved that Nigeria express her interest in hosting the secretariat of the AfCFTA.



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