President Buhari left Abuja yesterday for Niger for the African Union summit holding in Niamey the country’s capital.
The president is expected to participate in the 12th extraordinary session of the assembly of the union on Africa continental free trade area (AfCFTA) and the first mid_year coordination meeting of the AU.
Prior to the summit, the Buhari administration had embarked on consultations with stakeholders, in order to assess the impact and readiness of Nigeria to join AfCFTA.
The committee had recommended that Nigeria should sign the agreement which aims to boost intra-African state.
President Buhari will sign the AfCFTA agreement on the margin of the AU meeting in Niamey

Buhari’s departure was confirmed in a tweet by federal government, @aso rock.