Monday, 21 October 2019

President Buhari with three other governors department to sochi Russia for a summit

President Muhammadu Buhari depart
Abuja
to attend a three-day
Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, between
Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.
A statement by the President’s spokesman,
Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, said
the summit would focus on exploring and
expanding opportunities in security, trade and
investment, science and technology, and gas
production.
During the summit, according to the statement,
Buhari will meet with President Vladimir Putin
of Russia to further strengthen relations
between Nigeria and Russia.
Shehu stated that the two leaders would hold
bilateral talks on security, trade and
investment, and building partnership that would
enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential, following
Russia’s remarkable success in gas exportation.
“The summit, which will be attended by African
Heads of State, 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.

“An African Business Forum, which will bring
together African and Russian business leaders,
will be held during the event to enhance Russian
investments in Africa, and promote African
business interest in the host country,’ ’ he
added.
The Presidential aide disclosed that Buhari
would be accompanied by Governors Muhammad
Yahaya of Gombe state, Bello Matawalle of
Zamfara and 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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