Buhari leaves for UAE expo
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, left Abuja for the EXPO 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to engage other leaders from over 190 nations on the theme, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” with a view to forging true and meaningful partnerships.
Besides touring the Nigerian pavilion tomorrow, the President will also host prospective investors and meet with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE/Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
On Saturday, Buhari will be guest of honour at the special Trade and Investment Forum themed, “Unveiling Investment Opportunities in Nigeria” being put together to mark the country’s presence at the gathering by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
Members of the delegation included Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed; Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd); Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; and Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar.
Others were: Ministers of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami; Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite; Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Maryam Katagum; National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The President is expected back in Abuja on Sunday, December 5.