Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will leave Abuja on Tuesday for Accra, Ghana, to attend an Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the current situation in Mali.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said in a statement that Osinbajo would represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the summit.
He will join other West African leaders to discuss the political crisis in Mali and the security situation in the sub-region at large.
The Accra meeting will form part of several efforts by leaders in the sub-region to resolve the political crisis in the landlocked West African country.
While in Accra, the vice president will also meet with representatives of the Nigerian community in Ghana to discuss issues bothering on their wellbeing in the country.
Osinbajo is accompanied on the trip by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb Zubairu Dada.
He is expected back in Abuja later on Tuesday.