Buhari To Lead Nigeria’s Delegation To Forum Of Gas Exporting Countries

BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for Tehran where he will participate in the 3rd Gas Exporting Countries’ Forum (GECF) opening in the Iranian capital on Monday, November 23, 2015.

President Buhari and the leaders of Iran, Russia, Qatar, the Netherlands, Venezuela, Oman, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, Bolivia and other member-countries of the GECF are expected to  review the current market outlook on gas and discuss strategies for boosting gas production during their meeting in Tehran.

Nigeria and other GECF members currently account for 42 percent of global gas production‎, 70 percent of global gas reserves, 40 percent of pipeline transmission of gas and 65 percent of the global trade in Liquefied Natural Gas.

President Buhari, who is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with other participating Heads of State and Government on the side-lines of the GECF summit, will also meet with Nigerians resident in Iran.

The President will be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr  Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Ibe Kachikwu and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.).

He is due back in Abuja on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

Buhari To Meet With Ghanaian President On Regional Security

Muhammadu-Buhari-NigeriaPresidentPresident Muhammadu Buhari will be paying a one-day official visit to Accra, the Ghanaian capital on Monday, where he will hold talks with his counterpart, President John Mahama.

The two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral relations, regional security, trade and other issues of common interest to Nigeria and Ghana.

President Buhari is also expected to meet with the Nigerian community and entrepreneurs before returning to Abuja on Monday evening.

A statement from the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said he would be accompanied by the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno and the Permanent Secretaries in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice as well as Industry,Trade and Investment.