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Buhari Returns To Abuja After World Bio Summit In South Korea




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President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Friday morning after attending the first edition of the World Bio Summit in Seoul, the capital of South Korea.

President Buhari, who arrived at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 6am, was received by two governors, senior government officials and security chiefs.

Among those at the airport to receive the President were the Governors of Katsina and Niger States; Aminu Bello Masari and Abubakar Sani Bello respectively; the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Musa Bello, and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

Others were the Inspector-General of Police (IPG), Usman Alkali Baba; the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi and some other senior military and other security officials.

While in Seoul, President Buhari delivered a statement to the Summit, held a number of high-powered consultations and bilateral/diplomatic meetings with the South Korean President, Yoon Suk-yeol, the Speaker of the country’s National Assembly, Kim Jin-Pyo, and former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon.

During his meeting with his South Korean counterpart, President Buhari called for an expansion of the Nigeria/South Korea trade relations. He also met with some South Korean investors, witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the rehabilitation of the Kaduna Refinery between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and the Daewoo Group.

The President also met with representatives of the Nigerian community in the country, charging them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria in the land of their sojourn.

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Nigeria was invited to the Summit based on her selection with five other African countries by WHO and the European Union (EU) during the last EU-African Summit in Brussels, Belgium in February this year for mRNA technology transfer and Global Training Hub for Bio-manufacturing of vaccines on the African continent.