Breaking: After Rwanda Trip, President Buhari Leaves Nigeria Again

Breaking: After Rwanda Trip, President Buhari Leaves Nigeria Again

  • President Muhammad Buhari is expected in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, on Tuesday, June 28, for a four-day visit
  • The president will hold talks with his Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, among other official engagements
  • President Buhari will also meet with the prime minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, after signing some deals with the nation's leadership

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday jet out to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, on a four-day state visit.

While in Lisbon, President Buhari is expected to hold talks with his Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, The Nation reports.

President Muhammadu Buhari
Buhari leaves Nigeria for Portugal (Photo: Aso Rock Villa)
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The Nigerian leader will be conferred with Portugal's national honour and decorated with the ‘Great Collar of the Order of Prince Henry.’

As contained in a statement released by a presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari, and Sousa will co-chair a bilateral meeting and witness the signing of some agreements bordering on issues of mutual concern.

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Added to this, President Buhari will visit the Portuguese Parliament and meet with its president, Dr Augusto Santo Silva, as well as the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa.

Even more, the president is scheduled to address a Forum of Nigerian and Portuguese businessmen.

Also, he will take part in the United Nations Ocean Conference, which will end Friday, July 1. Buhari is expected back in Aso Rock Villa on Satuday, July 2.

Nigerian delegates on Buhari's entourage include Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare and Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

Others are National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

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Buhari to join other world leaders in Kigali for Commonwealth Conference

Recall that President Buhari was billed to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, TheCable reported.

This was made known by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina on Wednesday, June 22.

According to Adesina, Buhari was expected to jet off to Kigali later today to join other world leaders in the Commonwealth of Nations in an event that is slated for June 20 to 26.


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