Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Dubai, United Emirates for Dubai Expo 2020.
The President was received at the airport by the UAE ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Fahad Obaid Al Taffaq
Nigeria’s ambassador to UAE, Mohammed Dansanta Rimi was also at the airport, along with embassy staff and members of the President’s entourage.
The theme of the EXPO 2020 Dubai is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”
The event creates the environment for Nigeria to join over 190 countries to forge true and meaningful partnerships “to build a better future for everyone,” a statement issued on Wednesday by Femi Adesina, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Mnedia and Publicity had said.
It added that the Expo will provide another opportunity for the Nigerian delegation to highlight significant strides in the economy in the last six years as a basis for making the country an important destination for foreign direct investment.
Aside touring the Nigerian Pavilion at the Expo on Friday, Nigeria’s National Day, the President will also receive in audience prospective investors as well as 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, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.
On Saturday, President Buhari will be the Special Guest of Honour at the special Trade and Investment Forum themed: Unveiling Investment Opportunities in Nigeria. It is put together to mark Nigeria’s presence at the gathering by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
The President was accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed; Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi (retd); Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; and Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar, among others.