The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), departed from Abuja on Wednesday to attend Expo 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
This comes hours after receiving the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, at the State House, Abuja, where he signed Memoranda of Understanding on youth development and launched the Nigeria-South Africa youth dialogue.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari to attend Expo 2020 Dubai.’
According to Adesina, EXPO 2020 Dubai with the theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ creates the environment for Nigeria to join over 190 countries to forge true and meaningful partnerships “to build a better future for everyone.”
He added that aside from touring the Nigerian Pavilion at the Expo on Friday, Nigeria’s National Day, the President would receive in audience prospective investors, as well as meet with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“On Saturday, Buhari will be the Special Guest of Honour at the special Trade and Investment Forum. It is put together to mark Nigeria’s presence at the gathering by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
“The President is expected back in Abuja on Sunday, December 5, 2021,” the statement added.