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Buhari arrives in S’Arabia




PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari yesterday arrived in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian political capital, for a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The President is expected to meet with the Saudi monarch, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and senior officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today and also visit Madina and Grand Mosque in Makkah where he is expected to perform prayers for the peace and unity of the country.

President Buhari’s other engagements in Saudi Arabia include meeting with heads of international financial organisations and multilateral associations.

The President’s visit was highlighted in the Arab News, a Saudi national daily, in its yesterday’s edition.

Quoting a Qatari News statement, the Arab News, a Saudi national daily, reported that Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, who doubles as the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Emmanuel Ibeh Kachikwu, was expected to meet his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed Al-Sada, ahead of the President’s visit.

Among the state governors that joined the President on the trip were Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari of Zamfara State, his Borno State counterpart, Kashim Shettima, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State.

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