President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in the lead of the 35th Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government, on Thursday evening. Buhari visit Addis Ababa to improve country challenges. President Muhammadu Buhari, was received by the Ethiopian Minister of Education, Prof. Berhanu Nega,
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, in the lead of the 35th Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government, on Thursday evening.
Buhari visit Addis Ababa to improve country challenges.
President Muhammadu Buhari, was received by the Ethiopian Minister of Education, Prof. Berhanu Nega, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, at the Addis Ababa International Airport.
And the host of others at the airport included, Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Victor Adeleke, Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire as well as Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Muhammed Abubakar.
In a statement issued by President Muhammadu Buhari spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President who is now in Addis Ababa, would join other African leaders in finding a lasting solution to political, economic and social challenges facing the continent.
The theme of the deliberation is: “Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthen Agriculture, Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development’’.
The President would on the sideline of the African Union meetings, hold bilateral meetings with some leaders, with a shared interest in improving trade relations, also partner to tackle insecurity challenges and maintaining relations with multilateral institutions for sustainable development.
The President is doing all he can to put an end to insecurities and also to give Nigerians a stable economy.
Addis Ababa also known as Finfinne (“natural spring”), is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. It also serves as regional capital of Oromia. According to the 2007 census, the city’s population is estimated at 2,739,551 inhabitants.
A highly developed and important cultural, artistic and financial center, Addis Ababa is a chartered city. The establishment of Addis Ababa preluded with the founding of Mount Entoto by Emperor Menelik II in 1884, which was frequently used as garrison town. In 1892, he constructed imperial palace there.
Previously, the city has served as resort town, its large mineral spring abundance attracted nobilities of the empire and led them to establish permanent settlement. It also attracted by numerous working classes by the time — the artisans, merchants— and for foreign visitors.
Addis Ababa became the Empire’s capital in 1889, and consecutively international embassies were opened. Addis Ababa urban development therefore began early as 20th century, and without preplanned. This section is culled from WIKIPEDIA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addis_Ababa