Buhari Departs Abuja For Russia-Africa Summit


President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, from October 23rd – 25th.
A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity to the president says Buhari will meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to further strengthen relations in security, trade and investment, and building a partnership that will enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential, following Russia’s remarkable success in gas exportation.
The summit which focuses on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production will bring fresh perspectives on some global issues and challenges like nuclear technology, energy development, digital transformation, environment, technical security, mining and steel, education, agriculture, infrastructure and development strategies.
President Buhari will be accompanied by Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. Others on the trip are: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite and Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.


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