Buhari Departs China for Nigeria after FOCAC Summit


President Muhammadu Buhari is headed back to the country after a six-day trip to China where he participated in the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), alongside over 50 other African leaders.

This was revealed by the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Mr Bashir Ahmed, who said on Twitter that the President’s aircraft departed the Beijing Capital International Airport on Thursday morning.

In his last engagement in the Chinese capital before his departure, Buhari met with business groups whom he asked to take advantage of the improved business environment in Nigeria and invest in key sectors of the economy.

He also solicited the assistance of the Chinese government towards the construction of the Mambilla Hydropower Project in Taraba State.

“I told President Xi that the Mambilla Hydropower Plant is Nigeria’s equivalent of China’s Three Gorges Dam, and that I look forward to him joining me for the groundbreaking ceremony in the not-too-distant future,” President Buhari had said on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

In the president’s absence, a group loyal to him on Thursday purchased the presidential form of the All Progressives Congress ahead of the party’s primaries slated for September 20th.


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