By Abdullahi M. Gulloma
President Muhammadu Buhari would on December 2, 2017, join other Heads of State in Aqaba, Jordan, to review strategies in fighting terrorism and reinforce joint security structures that would be more proactive in preventing attacks.
Tagged, Aqaba Retreat, the meeting, hosted by His Majesty, King Abdullah II, of Jordan, is expected to be attended by West African Heads of State, representatives of governments of 48 countries and a number of key non-governmental organisations
At the meeting, the President is expected to share Nigeria’s experience on terrorism and its spread across West Africa, with a view to soliciting more support for pre-emptive measures that will neutralise the activities of insurgents in the sub-region.
The Nigerian leader would also hold bilateral meetings with some Heads of State to strengthen relations.
The President Buhari and his delegation would attend the official dinner to be hosted by King Abdullah II in honour of visiting Heads of State and their delegations.
He would be accompanied to Jordan by the governors of Kogi, Osun and Niger states; the Ministers of Defence, Education, Foreign Affairs; the National Security Adviser, and the Acting Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency.