He will be accompanied by a small entourage on the working visit

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati,
on Saturday, disclosed that President Goodluck Jonathan will, on Monday, begin a three-day working visit to Malawi and Botswana.

Abati said Jonathan will be accompanied on the visit by governors Adams Oshiomhole of Edo and Sule Lamido of Jigawa.

Others on the entourage include Senator Sahabi Yau; the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mohammed Sada; Minister  of Culture and Tourism, Edem Duke; and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed.

According to Abati, the visit is in furtherance of the present administration?s diplomatic initiative aimed at enhancing economic and socio-political relations with other African nations.

At Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, Jonathan will confer with President Joyce Banda, participate in a Nigeria-Malawi Business Forum and launch Malawi?s National Cassava Project.

The President will also meet with Nigerians living in the country before proceeding to Gaborone, Botswana, on Tuesday for scheduled talks with President Seretse Khama.

While in Botswana, Jonathan will participate in a Nigeria-Botswana Business Seminar, tour the Jwaneng Mine and Diamond Trading Company and interact with Nigerians living in that country.

The President is due to return to Abuja on Wednesday.

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