President Buhari Arrives N’Djamena, Chad For CEN-SAD
President Muhammadu Buhari arrives N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), 11th April 2019.
Recent security issues will top the agenda of the Session, ElombahNews gathered.
The presidential aircraft conveying the President and members of his entourage including some of his personal aides and three state governors landed at the Hassan Djamous International Airport N’Djamena at about 9.40 a.m.
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Before his departure, President Buhari received in audience H.E. Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, Outgoing Ambassador of Republic of Equatorial Guinea in State House.
In Chad, Mr. president was on hand to support Host President of Chad as they make their way to the podium at the venue of the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Govt of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD
Our Muhammadu Buhari was on hand to support Host President of Chad 🇹🇩 as they make their way to the podium at the venue of theExtraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Govt of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SADBlessed to have such a Great & Caring leader🎥Emmanuel Anrihi
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A statement by presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, on Friday, said the leaders would deliberate on state of peace and ways to address multifaceted threats in CEN-SAD area, especially Boko Haram and refugees.
The leaders would make a declaration on the entry into force of CEN-SAD revised Treaty intended to fast track the realisation of the objectives of the body.
“During the opening Session of the Conference, special Awards will be given to heads of state and military contingents in Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic and in the Lake Chad Basin,’’ Shehu further explained.
Created by the Treaty of Tripoli on Feb. 4, 1998, with six founding members, Nigeria joined the current 29-member regional economic community in 2001.
The group seeks mainly to create a free trade area in Africa as well as to “strengthen peace, security and stability, and achieve global economic and social development of its members.”
Delegations from 22 member-countries are expected at the extraordinary meeting of CEN-SAD holding at the Radisson Blu Hotel, N’Djamena.