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Buhari departs For Niamey today

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region.

Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, confirmed this in a statement issued on Monday.

The trip is coming less than 48 hours after Buhari returned from a Turkish summit.

“Member countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common Currency are ‎Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger,” the statement read.

“The minister of finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, will also join the President at the meeting.

“President Buhari will return to Abuja same day after the meeting.”