10 April 2010

Nigeria: Jonathan For Nuclear Summit

Abuja — The Acting President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, will attend the International Nuclear Summit taking place in Washington DC, USA from April 12th to 14th, 2010.

He is expected to meet US President Barack Obama, on Sunday, April 11 for a one-on-one meeting. He is also expected to meet with US Vice President, Joe Biden, the US Congressional Black Caucus, as well as the president of the World Bank.

According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ima Niboro, the summit is expected to focus on the control of vulnerable nuclear material across the globe, and to ensure that such material do not fall into the hands of non state actors.

The summit is also part of the global effort to attain higher levels of nuclear security, which is essential for peaceful development and the global expansion of nuclear energy to nations such as Nigeria.

The Acting President would be away on a working visit, and the president of the Senate, David Mark, has been fully apprised of the Acting President's four-day visit to the United States.

Senior officials of the executive branch, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the National Security Adviser and the Principal Secretary to the Acting President would be fully on ground during the period.

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