Buhari arrives Riyadh on official visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday arrived Riyadh to commence a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The President’s plane landed at the Royal Terminal of King Abdel International Airport, Riyadh at about 8 p.m. (local time).

Mr. Buhari was received on arrival by a high-powered Saudi government delegation, led by the Governor of Riyadh, Prince Faisal Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

Also at the airport to receive the president were the Governors of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari; Kashim Shettima of Borno; Rauf Aregebesola of Osun; Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State.

The president in company of members of his entourage, were driven to the King Saud Guest Palace, where he lodged.

He is expected to meet with the Saudi monarch, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and senior officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

A Presidency statement on Sunday stated that the President would meet with leading Saudi and Qatari businessmen in Riyadh and Doha.

It added that Mr. Buhari would invite them to support his administration’s efforts to revamp the Nigerian economy by taking advantage of the huge investment opportunities that abound in various sectors of the economy.

According to the statement, Mr. Buhari is also expected to visit Medina 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 meetings with heads of international financial organisations and multilateral associations.

The President is expected to leave Saudi Arabia on Saturday for Doha, the Qatari capital.

Qatar currently holds the Presidency of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC), a cartel of oil- producing countries.

(NAN)


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  • Kerinle

    DEAR EDITOR,

    In any diplomatic circle, staying back in a foreign country for a week

    after a bilateral meeting with that country’s head of state is utter frolic –

    some sort of playful tourism – signifying either levity or insouciance.

    • DOD

      Buhari is using these trips to mask the treatment he is recIrving.

      • JSA1

        YOU CAN SEE NIGERIANS. BEFORE THE ELECTIONS, YOU AND FAYOSE SAID OUR PMB WILL DIE AFTER 2 MONTHS. NOW THAT HE HAS PROVED YOU ALL WRONG AND WAXING STRONGER, YOU ARE NOW COMPLAINING THAT HE TRAVELS TOO MUCH. WHAT AN IRONY. YOU’LL NEVER BE SATISFIED; THAT’S WHY SENSIBLE NIGERIANS ALWAYS ADVISE PMB TO IGNORE FAYOSE AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU SO THAT HE’LL NOT LOOSE FOCUS IN REBUILDING NIGERIA DESTROYED BY YOUR MUGU JONATHAN AND PDP FOR 16 YEARS OF THE LOCUST. OUR PMB, MAY YOU LIVE LONG AND HELP REDEEM NIGERIA DESTROYED BY JONATHAN AND PDP FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS. GOD BLESS NIGERIA. AMEN.

        • DOD

          Is he immortal? He is already in the departure lounge

  • aisha ani

    No comments from the peanut gallery please, Buhari is working. Besides Nigeria needs serious prayers, all our home grown pastors are fake!!

    • Otile

      Aisha say better. Our pastors are not all fake, they are working hard, without their efforts Nigeria would have been taken in a hand basket to hell. True, Imam is working but we are yet to see results. Aisha odabo.

      • aisha ani

        Father Mbaka is the only hard working pastor.

  • AFRICANER

    The president tends to have squandered his goodwill from US and developed countries by his incompetence and wickedness; committing genocides and disobeying court orders; submitting fraudulent budgets and living high on state meager resources, suppressing opposition and Junketing around the world without accomplishing anything.

    So, now he is only able to visit Muslim countries.

    • Tafidan Dogon Daji

      Disobedience to court order is too bad of a revolutionary government like that of PMB.
      Buhari should allow Col Dasuki to enjoy his bail as granted by our reputable courts.Anything short of this is a gross disobedience to the game.More to it,allegations against the most revered NSA,Dasuki,are all bailable offences since none of them is of treasonable felony.

    • AFRICANER

      Good satire, but grossly inappropriate application.

  • DOD

    This man is just wasting our money. Clueless and hopeless

  • Otile

    Imam Buhari is very discriminatory indeed. How come there is no Christian in his entourage? He just used Osinbajo to capture Yoruba votes. If he is not a religious bigot where is Imam Pastor Bakare? At least Pastor is half Moslem half Christian. I don’t think the Saudis can behead our pastor traveling with the president.

    • Tafidan Dogon Daji

      What brings in inter religion here?Be objective in whatever you do,please.

  • Cleartruth

    Dictator buhari, stay at home and face your responsibilities and stop wasting our resources.Junketing around the world will achieve nothing .

  • Tafidan Dogon Daji

    Good PMB!May your tour of the Kingdom of Sa’udi Arabia benefit our dear nation.Sa’udi,as reported,is the leading exporter of crude among the OPEC nations and crisis there from,has nearly brought Nigeria to its knees.