Breaking: President Buhari Arrives Saudi Arabia Ahead of Investment Summit

Breaking: President Buhari Arrives Saudi Arabia Ahead of Investment Summit

  • President Muhammadu Buhari will be participating in the investment summit taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • The Nigerian leader is expected to join other world leaders in the opening ceremony at the 5th edition of the flagship investment
  • The event which is organised by the Future Investment Initiative Institute will be attended by business executives, bankers, and energy experts

Ahead of the investment conference, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night, October 25, arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Acoording to presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president’s aircraft landed at the King Khalid International Airport at about 11.50pm.

President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ahead of an investment summit. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook

The special adviser to the president on media publicity, Femi Adesina, also confirmed Buhari's arrival in a statement issued via Facebook.

President Buhari who was accompanied by top government officials was received at the airport by the deputy governor of Riyadh, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Abdulaziz.

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The presidency noted that the president alongside other world leaders, will participate in the opening ceremony of the event on Tuesday, October 26, and the three-day plenary sessions focused on the theme “Invest in Humanity”.

He is expected to return to Nigeria by Friday, October 29, after performing the lesser Hajj in Madina and Makka.

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Buhari’s departure was disclosed by the presidency in a post shared on Facebook by Buhari Sallau, personal assistant on broadcast media.

The Nigerian leader on Saturday, September 25, left for the JFK International Airport, New York, at 11 am (local time) and is expected to arrive Nigeria on Sunday, September 26.

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In a related development, Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations urged Buhari to use his leadership position to ensure stability in West Africa, in terms of democracy and good governance.

According to a statement by the spokesperson to the president, the UN secretary-general said this at a meeting with Buhari at the 76th session of the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) taking place in New York.

Adesina added that the president also expressed commitment to supporting the UN “towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”.


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