President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday departed the country to attend the Expo 2020 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Shortly after hosting and meeting South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, Buhari left the nation's capital, Abuja for the UAE capital.
Expo 2020 Dubai, with the theme, “Connecting minds, creating the future,” creates the environment for Nigeria to join over 190 countries to create true and meaningful partnerships “to build a better future for everyone.”
The Expo will offer another platform for the Nigerian delegation to highlight significant strides in the economy in the last six years as a foundation for making the Nigeria an important destination for foreign direct investment.
Aside touring the Nigerian Pavilion at the Expo on Friday, Nigeria’s National Day, the President will also receive in audience prospective investors.
He will 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.
On Saturday, President Buhari will be the Special Guest of Honour at the special Trade and Investment Forum themed, “Unveiling Investment Opportunities in Nigeria.”
It is put together to mark Nigeria’s presence at the gathering by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
SaharaReporters had reported that the Nigerian president has been junketing across the world in the last three months.
Buhari in September 2021 travelled to New York, US to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Then on October 3, President Buhari left for Ethiopia to attend the inauguration of the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for a second five-year term in office.
He was also in Saudi Arabia on October 24 for an investment conference organised by the Future Investment Initiative Institute and lesser Hajj in Madinah and Makkah.
Two days after returning to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia, Buhari left the country for Glasgow to participate in the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The President however on November 2 secretly abandoned the conference and travelled to London for a medical checkup.
His aircraft, a Gulfstream Aerospace GV-SP (G550) with registration number 5N-FGW and serial number 5310 (Mode-S 0640F2) left the Glasgow International Airport at 10:14 pm (9:14 UK time) and arrived at Stansted Airport, London at 11:11 pm (10:11 pm UK time).
On Tuesday, November 09, Buhari departed London for Paris, France.