Financing Africa Summit Not Postponed – Presidency Counters Rumours

By Racheal Ayodele

Tuesday May 18, 2021


Presidency was on Monday, May 17, 2021, denied reports that the African Finance Summit which President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to attend has been postponed.

Recall that Buhari departed Abuja, Nigeria for France on Sunday to attend the summit hosted by President Emmanuel Macron.

The summit hopes to review the African economy, following shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic and getting relief, especially from the increased debt burden placed on countries by the outbreak.


Buhari and some Heads of Government will collectively, discuss external funding and debt treatment for Africa and private sector reforms.

However, a report had claimed that the Africa-France summit, was postponed to October due to travel constraints linked to COVID-19.

But a Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmed, countered the claims, explaining that the summit which was postponed is different from the Financing Africa Summit Buhari which the President travelled for.

“Africa-France Summit which is reported to have been postponed till October 2021, is different from the Financing Africa Summit, the one President Buhari went to Paris for, the Financing Summit holds tomorrow, with France President and many African leaders attending. A clarification!”, he stated

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