Buhari departs for UAE on condolence visit, to meet new president


President Muhammadu Buhari today Thursday departs Abuja to the United Arab Emirates.

While in that country, President Buhari wil meet with the new president of that country, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

He will equally be expressing condolences over the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

Buhari will also express his congratulations to the new President, renewing ties between Nigeria and the UAE.

A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant Media & Publicity, said President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, and the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika.

Other members of his delegation are the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Monguno (retd) and the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

The President is scheduled to return to the country on Saturday, according to the statement.




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