Monday, 18 January 2016

Buhari leaves to UAE, sun With Eight Ministers

A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, said during the course of the visit, Buhari would join the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. 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.
According to the statement the summit is now in its ninth year of existence, haing developed into one of the world's most influential events dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.

It further said that Buhari would also lead a team of his ministers to bilateral talks with the government of the UAE.The summit will provide the federal government the plat form to initiate a number of agreements between both countries on economic, trade and bilateral relations.

“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.”

Buhari will be accompanied on the visit 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.

-Emmanuel Ikechukwu