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Jonathan off to SA for security meeting

23 May 2014, 08:33Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - President Goodluck Jonathan was later on Friday scheduled to depart Nigeria for Pretoria, South Africa to hold a high-level discussions with other African heads of state and government on combating terrorism in Africa.

Senior Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, said the First Lady,Patience, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, and some key aides will accompany Jonathan.

Abati said that the continent’s five regions will each be represented by two heads of state and government at the talks which will focus on collective action to effectively roll-back the scourge of terrorism in Africa.

Others  expected at the talks which will take place ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration for a new term in office include the leaders of Ghana, Republic of Congo, Chad, Angola, Rwanda, South Africa, Mauritania, Algeria and Ethiopia.

The President is expected back in the country on Saturday.

- CAJ News

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