President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a three-day official visit where he will be attending the World Future Energy Summit on January 17, as a special guest of honour.
The Nigerian President was received at the President wing or the Abu Dhabi International Airport in United Arab Emirates by the third Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed and Ambassador of Nigeria to UAE, Ibrahim Auwalu.
In the course of the visit, President 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 the 2016 edition of the World Future Energy Summit.
The summit, which is now in its ninth year of existence, has developed into one of the world’s most influential events dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.
President Buhari would also lead a team of his ministers to bilateral talks with the government of the UAE, after which a number of agreements between both countries on economic, trade and bilateral relations are expected to be signed.
President Buhari was as well scheduled to meet with leading UAE businessmen who are interested in Nigeria with a view to encouraging greater investment inflows to critical sectors such as power supply, oil, gas and agriculture.
The President will be accompanied by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Ministers of State for Petroleum, Minister of Environment, Justice, Trade and Investment, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as the National Security Adviser.
He would also meet with Nigerian professionals in the UAE before returning to Abuja on Tuesday, January 19.