President Goodluck Jonathan will be in Ndjamena, Chad, tomorrow, in a bid to forge stronger alliance against terrorism and violent extremism with Nigeria’s neighbours.
The meeting with his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby, according to release by Dr. Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President Jonathan, follows earlier discussions in Nairobi last week on the side-lines of the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit.
Jonathan and his host, the current Chairman of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council, are expected to discuss modalities on the actualisation of agreements for greater cooperation against insurgents and terrorists reached by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon in Paris earlier this year.
Abati further explained that discussions will further strengthen the Paris Accord on joint border patrols, intelligence sharing and the prevention of the illicit movement of terrorists, criminals, arms and ammunition across shared borders.
The National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed and the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, will accompany the president to Chad.
Meanwhile, Professor Sheidu Mohammed, will be expected as Special Guest of Honour at an international conference on Information Technology and Communication holding same day (tomorrow) in Ndjamena.