President Muhammadu Buhari has left Abuja for Dubai, where he will attend the United Arab Emirates’ Expo 2020.
Expo 2020 Dubai aims to provide a platform for Nigerians to join over 190 countries in forging genuine and lasting ties.
According to a statement released by the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina on Wednesday, the expo will give the Nigerian delegation an opportunity to highlight significant economic progress made in the last six years as a foundation for making the country a desirable destination for foreign direct investment.
Apart from touring the Nigerian pavilion at the expo on Friday, Nigeria’s national day, the president will meet with his highness, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.
President Buhari will attend a special trade and investment summit on Saturday as a special guest of honor.
Ministers of foreign affairs, industry, commerce and investment, finance, budget, and national planning are among the top government officials in the president’s entourage.
On Sunday, December 5, President Buhari is anticipated to return to Abuja.