President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday left Abuja for Japan to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development. He is due back on August 31.
The TICAD7 will take place in the City of Yokohama from August 28 to 30. The TICAD6 was held in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2016 and Buhari also attended it.
This year’s has the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future”.
The Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe, will perform the opening ceremonies of the TICAD7.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said, “President Buhari will be accompanied by Governors Babagana Zulum, Abdu Raham Abdul Razaq and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Borno, Kwara and Lagos states respectively; ministers and other top government officials.”