Buhari leaves for Saudi Arabia, to visit UK thereafter

President Muhammadu Buhari will today embark on an official trip to Saudi Arabia.

Mr Buhari will be participating in the Economic Forum of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in that country.

This was made known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

“President Muhammadu Buhari leaves the country today on an official trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend Economic Forum of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh,” Mr Shehu said.

“On the sideline of the event, President Buhari will hold bilateral talks with His Majesty King Salman and His Majesty King Abdullah ll of Jordan.

“On Wednesday, 30th Oct., 2019, the President will participate in the High Level Event titled “What is Next for Africa: How will Investment and Trade Transform the Continent into the Next Great Economic Success Story?” with Presidents of Kenya, Congo-Brazzaville and Burkina Faso,” he said.

The presidential spokesman said his principal will thereafter embark on a private visit to the United Kingdom. The president is expected to spend two weeks there.

“At the end of the summit, President Buhari will on Saturday 2nd November, 2019, proceed to the United Kingdom on a private visit. He is expected to return to Nigeria on 17th November, 2019,” Shehu added.