Buhari leads Nigeria’s delegation to world energy summit in UAE

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday embark on a three-day visit to the United Arab Emirates.

In the course of the visit, President Buhari will join the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and other participants as a special guest of honour at this year’s edition of the World Future Energy Summit, a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said.

The Summit, which is now in its ninth year, is dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.

President Buhari will also lead a team of his ministers to bilateral talks with the government of the UAE.

After the talks, a number of agreements between both countries on economic, trade and bilateral relations are expected to be signed.

From the visit, Nigeria also expects to get more support from the UAE for its war against terrorism and the recovery of Nigeria’s stolen funds.

President Buhari is also scheduled to meet with leading UAE businessmen who are interested in Nigeria, to encourage greater investment inflows to critical sectors such as power supply, oil, gas and agriculture.

The president, who would be accompanied by the ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Petroleum, Environment, Justice, Trade and Investment, Finance and Foreign Affairs, as well as the National Security Adviser, will also meet with Nigerian professionals in the UAE before returning to Abuja on Tuesday.


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