18 February 2016

Nigeria: Buhari Off to Egypt for Business Forum

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President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today for Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the Business for Africa, Egypt and the World Forum.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said this in a statement yesterday.

According to Adesina, the forum, which opens in the Egyptian resort town tomorrow, is being organised by the Egyptian government under the auspices of the African Union Commission.

He said the forum's objective was to accelerate private sector engagement and investment within Africa and promote the development of African ties and partnerships.

The presidential spokesman listed speakers at the forum as including President Buhar, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and the presidents of Togo, Sudan, Kenya, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea as well as the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

He said other confirmed speakers included the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and the President/CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.

He said Buhari would be accompanied on the trip by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelama.

The presidential aide said the president would return to Abuja at the conclusion of the forum.

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