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Buhari, Isa Pantami, others depart for a meeting in Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday depart for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to participate in the investment conference organised by the Future Investment Initiative Institute.

Others in the president’s entourage include communications minister Isa Pantami, state petroleum minister Timipre Sylva and minister of state for foreign affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada.

Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

According to the presidential aide, the president will be joined at the 5th edition of the flagship investment event by business executives from Nigeria, bankers, captains of industry and energy experts to discuss issues on the future of investments across the globe.

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”The three-day event, with the theme: INVESTMENT IN HUMANITY, which will host global executives and asset managers, will deliberate on progress and prosperity with energy; true final frontiers in investments;  science in action; and impact of climate change on communities among others,” he said.

He also announced that the president would perform the lesser Hajj in Madina & Makka before returning to the country on Friday.

Others to be on the trip are: National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, Director-General of National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, Managing Director of Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

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Participants from the private sector will include: Mohammed Indimi, Aliko Dangote, Tope Shonubi, Wale Tinubu, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Hassan Usman, Omoboyode Olusanya, Abubakar Suleiman, Herbert Wigwe and Leo Stan Ekeh.


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