Buhari Departs Abuja for Saudi Arabia Monday, to Return Friday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to participate in a three-day investment conference organised by the Future Investment Initiative Institute.

During his stay in Saudi Arabia, the president is also expected to perform the lesser Hajj before returning to Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Friday.

Buhari, according to a statement issued Friday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, would be joined at the fifth edition of the flagship investment event by business executives from Nigeria, bankers, captains of industry, and energy experts to discuss issues on the future of investments across the globe.

The three-day event, with the theme, “Investment in Humanity,” would host global executives and asset managers. It would deliberate on progress and prosperity with energy; true final frontiers in investments; science in action; and impact of climate change on communities among others.

On the president’s entourage are the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva; National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; Managing Director of Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

According to the statement, some other participants to attend the investment summit from the private sector include: Alhaji Mohammed Indimi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Tope Shonubi, Wale Tinubu, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Hassan Usman, Omoboyode Olusanya, Abubakar Suleiman, Herbert Wigwe and Leo Stan Ekeh.

Buhari would perform the lesser Hajj in Madina & Makka before returning to the country on Friday.

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

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