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President Buhari To Declare African Commonwealth Summit Open Today

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare open the 2023 Commonwealth Youth and Students Summit, African Region in Abuja on Tuesday 9th May, 2023, following his approval of Nigeria to host the Summit.

The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Sunday Dare, in his Office in Abuja on Monday, stated that the Summit is jointly organized by the Youth Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Youth Programme, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development of Nigeria.

He stated that the Summit is an international forum where young people interact with Heads of Government and make direct inputs into their commitment towards the development of the youth of their countries.

Dare therefore called on the youth to remain focused so as to derive maximum benefits from the Summit with a view to contributing positively to the socio-economic development of the African Region.

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The Minister informed further that a total of about 5000 young people from 21 African Countries within the Commonwealth as well as Five (5) Heads of Government, Eleven (11) Ministers of Youth from selected African countries, and other notable leaders are expected at the Summit.

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