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Osibanjo attends G7 Summit in Italy

Nigeria’s Acting President, Mr Yemi Osinbajo, has arrived Italy to be part of the ongoing Group of Seven (G7) summit which is currently being held in Taormina, Sicily in Italy.

Mr Osinbajo was invited to the meeting alongside leader of few other African countries.

At the summit with the G7 leaders, the Nigerian leader will discuss issue of migrant from Africa risking their lives to seek greener pastures in Europe by going through the Mediterranean Sea.

Yearly, thousands of African migrants die on the sea. They pass through Libya to Italy.

During the meeting, the G7 countries would seek ways to assist African leader make their economy better so as to reduce the number of migrants entering Europe through the dangerous voyage.

The leaders of the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – countries collectively known as the Group of Seven (G7) – meet annually to discuss a wide range of issues, including global economy, security and energy.

Spokesman of the Acting President, Mr Laolu Akande, disclosed on Saturday that Mr Osinbajo is expected to return to Nigeria later today.

“Acting President, Osinbajo, invited to ongoing G7 summit in Italy to represent Nigeria, leaves this morning and is expected back later in the evening today,” he wrote on his Twitter feed on Saturday.

The summit, which started on Friday, May 26, will end on Saturday, May 27.

 

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