President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria on Monday, September 14, for a three-day state visit to France.
The visit to Paris will afford Buhari to hold discussions with his French counterpart, President Francois Hollande, on the war against terror and two-sided ties between the countries.
The French president was the first foreign leader to invite Buhari for a state visit briefly after he won the presidential poll last March.
Presidency sources said Buhari’s route and his team would be disclosed this weekend before he leaves for the Euro trip.
Hollande has played an essential role in the war against terrorism in West Africa, and Boko Haram in Nigeria in particular. In 2014 he hosted a meeting of member countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, which improved cooperation between Nigeria, Chad, Cameroun and Niger in the fight against the insurgency.
Both leaders will, among other issues, be expected to exchange visions on the progress made so far and further support that could be given to Nigeria to end the terrorism.
Since Buhari’s victory in the March 28 presidential poll the global leaders line up offers of state visits for the Nigerian president.
The United Nations is also looking forward to Buhari’s participation at the 70th anniversary of the world body in New York this September.