Nuclear Security Summit: Buhari Leaves For Washington D.C

President Buhari

PRESIDENT Buhari will leave Abuja for Washington, D.C., United States, today, to attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit which opens tomorrow.

Expected at the summit are President Barack Obama and about 60 other world leaders and heads of international organisations.

A statement issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja, on Tuesday, explained that at plenary sessions of the summit which is dedicated to reinforcing international commitment to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, President Buhari would insist that while Nigeria would continue to sustain that commitment, world powers must respect the right of other countries to the peaceful use of nuclear energy for development purposes.

While in Washington, D.C. for the summit, the president and his delegation would also hold bilateral meetings with other participating heads of government and high-ranking US government officials.

Accompanying the president are Governors Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd) and the Director-General of Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Professor Lawrence Anikwe Dim.

The president is expected to leave Washington, D.C. for Abuja on Sunday.