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President Buhari Departs Nigeria For Russia




President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart Nigeria to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia.

Naija News reports that the summit is scheduled to hold on October 23rd to 25th, 2019.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Garba Shehu, the summit will focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production.

Buhari, during the summit, will meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to further strengthen relations in security, trade and investment, and building partnership that will enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential.

The summit, which will be attended by African Heads of State, will bring fresh perspectives on some global issues and challenges like nuclear technology, energy development, digital transformation, environment, technical security, mining and steel, education, agriculture, infrastructure and development strategies.

An African Business Forum will also be held during the event to enhance Russian investments in Africa, and promote African business interest in the host country.

Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State will accompany President Buhari on the trip.

Others on the trip are: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite and Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.