Barring any unforeseen circumstances, President Muhammadu Buhari will today embark on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirate.
In a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the president, Shehu Garba, President Buhari will join the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), 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.
Garba also said President Buhari will lead a team of ministers to bilateral talks with the government of the UAE.
The statement further stated that after the talks, a number of agreements between both countries on economic, trade and bilateral relations are expected to be signed.
According to the statement, “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.”