The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has left the country to Istanbul, Turkey where he will be participating in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday, October 20, 2017.
The President left the country on Wednesday after presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, with his cabinet members at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Prior to the D-8 Summit, President Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, would participate in an official working visit to Ankara, the capital city. This was contained in a statement signed on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
In Ankara, the President will have a talk with his Turkish counterpart while delegations from both countries will hold discussions in various fields including defence cooperation, security, educational and migration issues. The Nigerian leader will also visit the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey in Ankara where he will meet with the Speaker, Ismail Kahraman.