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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  • DOD

    Some uneducated f00l said he was going to stabilise oil market and make the dollar 1 to 1. Oil prices are crashing and dollar is 307. Where is the mumu goat that promised this?

    • escoba2000

      @disqus_GX5FbWnQub:disqus

      History could condemn BUHARI badly

      History will pinpoint for infamy all those who profit from Buhari’s policy ignorance. Under the pretext
      of supporting APC party those useless journalists egg on Buhari to fiddle as Nigeria burns. Because
      Buhari himself has primitively divided the country in his own mind into two halves – depicting those who
      rationally did not vote for him as ‘enemies of state’ the bucanner journalists misrepresent reality in toto.

      They lie on line and they lie in the broadsheet. They deceive the people that there are ongoing valiant
      efforts by Buhari to bring change. But there’s none. The intelligence leading Buhari’s government is too
      low and too poor for national reconstruction. An ordinary annual budget eludes Buhari’s cabinet’s ability.
      Yet the Nigerian buccaneer journalists shade a reality of obvious incompetence by not screaming havoc.
      Muhammadu Buhari grabbed a job that he has neither the intellectual nor the moral qualifications to do.

      • The good thing is that our democracy will do what a democracy does. It will take care of the bullshit. Buhari doesn’t believe any Nigerian is good enough to represent Nigeria at those high powered International conferences but him. Remember he reluctantly appointed the “noisemakers”

  • Rollingdollar

    ‘World Future Energy Summit ‘ Why does our President like to attend this conferences? Let’s face it, he simply will NOT understand what is being said there. Look I don’t mean to insult our President, but did we all not see him on media chat showing NO CLUE on a budget he personally presented to the National Assembly? And like seriously to buttress that this man don’t understand ‘jack’ about this conferences he attend, how can you reconcile the fact that immediately he came back from the World Climate Change conference in France recently, he released money for search of oil in Lake Chad Basin and was talking also of energy from coal! Confusing if you ask me. Thank you

    • naijaProgress

      Yes 30% of world energy is still from coal.

  • trutometer

    I think PMB needs to first and foremost strengthen our economy before thinking to meet and attract foreign investors, coz that will be a complete waste of time, the platform must be there and for all to see. When you have a favorable and conducive atmosphere for business, you don’t even need to waste resources, time and energy, travelling and meeting investors, they will surely come like ants around a fire in the dark. But as it is right now, the naira is in a free fall, over 300 to a dollar and keeps falling, businesses are closing down due to harsh government policies, the country is still not fully secured as people are still living in fear, etc, everyone can see, i mean where is the atmosphere for businesses and foreign investors to prosper. Don’t get me wrong, i’m not against this govt, i’m for and in support of the change agenda. But right now the govt needs to first put the house in order before even thinking of meeting or attracting foreign investors.

  • Isi Agwo

    Nomadic illiterate Bokohari on the move again attending pepper soup summits around the globe. What job do ministers do?

  • Dr.Dan

    Buhari is leaving his dream France today Dubai tomorrow. He had waited 12years for this.even if the country slump into recession and naira depreciates to #350 to$1 as predicted by Fayose, Buhari will continue his . Jaye Jaye

    • share Idea

      Buhari on a 3 day trip to a small country like UAE, what will be discussing for 3 days, he doesn’t seem to value time or appreciate the current situation of the country.

  • share Idea

    PT could not make this article their headline as they know what the reactions of people will be.