President Buhari attends Dubai expo
President Buhari attends Dubai Expo in the United Arab Emirates, he was accompanied by Ministers. He left the Federal Capital Abuja on Wednesday to attend the event.
The special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina made this known to the media on Wednesday in Abuja.
EXPO 2020 Dubai, with the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” presents the setting for Nigeria to join over 190 countries in forging authentic and meaningful connections “to build a better future for everyone,” according to Femi Adesina.
He said the Expo will give the Nigerian delegation another chance to highlight considerable economic progress made in the last six years as a foundation for making the country a desirable destination for foreign direct investment.
Aside from a tour of the Nigerian Pavilion at the Expo on Friday, Nigeria’s National Day at the show, the president will meet with potential investors in the audience.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, will also meet with the Nigerian leader, according to Femi Adesina.
“On Saturday, President Buhari is an important invitee at the special Trade and Investment Forum themed: Unveiling Investment Opportunities in Nigeria.“
“It was organised by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment to recognize Nigeria’s attendance at the event,” he added.
According to the President’s media aide, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed; and Defense, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi would accompany him on the trip.
Other ministers that are in the President crew, according to Femi Adesina, include Sen. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, and Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Also on President Muhammadu Buhari crew are:
Ministers of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami; Mines and Steel Development, Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite; Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Maryam Katagum.
The president’s delegation also includes the National Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai and the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
President Buhari will be expected to return to the Federal Capital Abuja on December 5, 2021.
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