Jonathan Off To Malabo For AU Summit


President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday left Abuja for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to attend the 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union’s Summit of Heads of State and Government.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, is in line with  keeping with the AU’s declaration of 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security.

Discussions at the summit will, the statement said, will focus on the evolution and implementation of fresh strategies and measures to improve agricultural production and food security in the continent.

It reads: “President Jonathan and other African leaders participating in the Summit will also deliberate on the appointment of Judges of the African Court of Justice, the appointment of Judges of the African Human Rights Court of Justice and the appointment of the President and Vice President of the Pan-African University.”

“The African Heads of State and Government will also consider and adopt the decisions and recommendations of the 25th Regular Session of the African Union’s Executive Board and the Declarations of the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Conference of the Union.”

President Jonathan was accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi  Adesina , the Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, the Minister of Water Resources,  Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe and the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu.

He is expected back in Abuja at the conclusion of the Summit on Friday.