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President Buhari Departs Abuja For Saudi Arabia

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President Buhari Departs Abuja For Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Nigeria for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to participate in an Investment Summit, Naija News report.

Recall that the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, had said the Nigerian leader is scheduled to participate in the investment conference organized by the Future Investment Initiative Institute.

However, the President and some of his entourage departed the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 4.10 p.m for Riyadh.

Buhari was joined on the presidential jet by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb Zubairu Dada, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.

Others are National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen Babagana Monguno, Director General of National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, Managing Director of Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Some participants from the private sector include Alhaji Mohammed Indimi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Tope Shonubi, Wale Tinubu, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Hassan Usman, Omoboyode Olusanya, Abubakar Suleiman, Herbert Wigwe and Leo Stan Ekeh.

The three-day event, with the theme, INVESTMENT IN HUMANITY, which will host global executives and asset managers, will deliberate on progress and prosperity with energy; true final frontiers in investments; science in action; and impact of climate change on communities among others.

After the summit, President Buhari will perform the lesser Hajj in Makka and Madina before returning to the country on Friday.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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