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Buhari concludes US-Africa leaders summit, returns to Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, the nation’s capital, after a week-long trip to Washington DC, the United States of America (USA).

He had paid a visit to America on the invitation of the US President, Joe Biden.

Biden had invited African leaders, especially those whose countries will be having elections in 2023.

While participating in the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, Biden had praised the exploits of Buhari in ensuring democratic sustainability in Africa.

Buhari had also seized one of the numerous engagements in the US to appraise his government, stating that he had done his best for Nigeria.

Beyond this, the US President, Biden had also advised African leaders to be non partisan.

Buhari had departed for the US from his country home in Daura, Katsina State, prescisely a week ago, from where he joined other African leaders for the summit.

While in Washington DC, President Buhari participated in a number of high-level meetings and conversations around the US-Africa relations, speaking on critical issues affecting the black continent, including security, climate change, transnational organised crimes and more.

Buhari had also engaged in other meetings, during which some high-level agreements were reached with America-based businesses, and wrapped up the visit with a townhall meeting with the Nigerian community in the US.

He touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Sunday morning where he was received by the governors of Kwara and Bauchi states; AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and Bala Mohammed, respectively; the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ramatu Tijani Aliyu.

Upon his arrival at the airport he was received by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba; the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi; and other senior security officials.

Buhari is expected to resume official duties at the Presidential Villa on Monday.

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