On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari traveled from Abuja to Dakar, the capital of Senegal, to attend the summit of the International Development Association for Africa.
Buhari is expected to participate in an open dialogue on development challenges, priorities, and transformational efforts during the summit with other African leaders, which will result in the Dakar Declaration as the final product.
Buhari would be going to Dakar, according to Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who made the announcement shortly after word of Kuje attacks incident broke.
The President has traveled 11 times this year, with four of those trips occurring in June alone.
The President left for the trip just 24 hours after a terrorist attack targeted a convoy of automobiles carrying his advance team of security guards, protocol officers, and media officers ahead of his travel to Daura for Sallah.
Additionally on Tuesday, bandits stormed the Kuje Correctional Center in Abuja, which allowed detainees to flee the building. In the aftermath of the attack, 64 suspected Boko Haram militants managed to escape from the detention facility.
Many are of the opinion that of what use is the President's attendance at international events where intellectual discussions are being held when he has been clueless on handling the most important issues in the country.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.