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FW: Why is Buhari in Togo?

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

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This article is part of our #FirstWord series to provide context on trending news.

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Lome, the Republic of Togo, to participate in two high-level meetings with ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States).

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President will have an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian embassy.


What is the summit about?


The summit is going to consciously discuss security problems and threats within countries in West Africa. Members of the ECCAS (Economic Community of Central African States) will also be present to discuss how to forge ahead regarding security.

More than anything else, the session will be filled with talks on political situations in Mali, Togo and Guinea Bissau. There will also be questions and conversations around institutional reforms of the ECOWAS, illegal migrations of Africans to Europe and violent clashes between herders and farmers.

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