President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday jetted off to Jordan for an economic forum. This is coming two days after he visited Senegal for president Sally’s Inauguration ceremony
Buhari who promised to leave Nigeria better than he met it, stormed Amman to participate in the world economic forum in Jordan and investment summit in Dubai.
He was invited by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.
Jordan king visits is also visiting Iraq for first time in decade while President Buhari will deliver an address at the opening of the plenary alongside King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, and join world economic leaders in an informal gathering at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre.
The Nigerian leader will also hold bilateral meetings with some world leaders on the sidelines of the Forum. President Buhari will depart Amman Sunday for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, April 8-10, 2019. Invited by His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rachid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Nigerian President as Guest of Honor, will deliver the keynote address under the theme, “Mapping the Future of Foreign Direct Investment: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization
According to the organizers, the meeting is “the largest gathering of corporate leaders, policymakers, businessmen, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies and knowledge on attracting FDI.” The meeting also seeks to explore investment opportunities in more than 140 countries, connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships with investors.
Buhari will be accompanied on both trips by Governors Abubakar Badaru, Abiola
Ajimobi and Yahaya Bello of Jigawa, Oyo and Kogi States respectively. Others on
the entourage include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the
National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Babagana Monguno (rtd), and other
top government officials.