Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday, depart Abuja for Amman to honour an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan to participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa holding at the Dead Sea, Jordan.

In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari is to deliver an address at the opening of the plenary alongside King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres.

Later on, he will proceed to the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, where he is meant to meet other world economic leaders.

On Sunday, Buhari will leave Amman and is expected to arrive at the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to participate in the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, holding between April 8-10, 2019.

Invited by the UAE vice-president, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rachid Al Maktoum, the Nigerian President who is the Guest of Honour, will deliver an address under the theme, “Mapping the Future of Foreign Direct Investment: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization.”

The meeting is said to be “the largest gathering of corporate leaders, policymakers, businessmen, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies and knowledge on attracting FDI.”

President Buhari will be accompanied on both trips by Governors Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Other top government officials include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Babagana Monguno (rtd), among others.


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