- The Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 182 days which would take place in the United Arab Emirate
- The Expo is focused on creating, collaborating and sharing innovative experiences among peers and countries of great interests
- President Muhammadu Buhari is expected in Dubai to engage in some of the activities and return to Nigeria by Sunday, December 5
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, December 1, departed Abuja, Nigeria's capital city to Dubai for an exposition taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A statement signed by Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and seen by Legit.ng said the president is expected to tour the Nigerian pavilion at the EXPO 2020 in Dubai on Friday, December 3.
The EXPO 2020 Dubai themed, "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future", seeks to create an environment to join over 190 countries to cement meaningful partnerships for building a better future.
Adesina also the expo will create opportunities for the delegation from Nigeria to showcase some of the significant achievements by the administration in the past six years.
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He said such an opportunity would help the country strategise itself as an important destination for foreign direct investments.
Other activities which the president would be engaged in during his stay in the UAE include receiving in audience prospective investors as well as meet with His Highness, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.
Adesina said aside from these activities, the president would also serve as the guest of honour at the special trade and investment forum on Saturday, December 4.
He said the forum has been put together to mark Nigeria’s presence at the gathering by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
The president's entourage will include but not be limited to the ministers of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; trade and investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed; defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd); aviation, Hadi Sirika; and agriculture and rural development, Mohammad Abubakar among many others.
Adesina said the president is expected back in Abuja on Sunday, December 5, 2021.
President Buhari to leave Nigeria better than he met her
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari is set to leave Nigeria better than he met the country in 2015.
This was announced by a former governor of Ogun state and lawmaker, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Senator Amosun said the president will leave office in 2023 as a hero.
President reacts to the alleged killing of police officers by ESN in Anambra
Also, President Buhari on Tuesday, November 30, lamented the gruesome killing of two policemen in Anambra state.
The president sent heartfelt condolences to the families of the slain policemen, praying for God’s comfort in their deep sorrow.
The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture had accused the ESN of masterminding the killings.