Buhari jets out to Spain after meeting APC govs on presidential ticket

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday left for Madrid, Spain as Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez’s guest.

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari’s trip to Spain occurred amid the presidential screening of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Abuja.

Buhari had earlier met with the party’s governors before his departure, seeking their cooperation on producing a successor he would be comfortable with.

Buhari was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN); Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo.

Others in the President’s train include Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare; and the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora.

Adesina said, “The Nigerian President will discuss issues of mutual interest to both countries, which will expectedly result in the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on a wide range of topics geared towards further enhancing the bilateral relations between the two nations.

“Such areas include: Extradition and transfer of convicted persons, Mutual Legal Assistance, Cultural Matters, Cooperation towards fighting crime and enhancing security, as well as issues affecting diplomatic staff.”

Adesina added that the President would be back in Nigeria on June 3.

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