A statement by the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Reuben Abati, stated that “President Jonathan will participate in the Summit’s four plenary meetings at Riocentro Plenary Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as attend a reception to be hosted by the Brazilian President for Heads of State and Government at the Summit.”
The President is also expected to declare open the Nigerian/Brazil RIO+20 Business Forum at the summit and also hold talks with selected Brazilian businessmen and captains of industry.
While in Rio de Janeiro, the President will meet with representatives of the Nigerian Community resident in Brazil, and he is expected to return home on Friday.
The President will be accompanied by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Governors Ibrahim Shema and Seriake Dickson of Katsina and Bayelsa States respectively, as well as Sen. Benedict Ayade and Hon. Eziuche Ubani of the National Assembly.
The Ministers of Environment, Mrs. Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafiya, Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga and Niger Delta (State) are on the entourage.