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Buhari Departs Nigeria For Russia

By Babs-Oluribigbe Adeoye

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday leaver Nigeria to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia.

The summit expected to hold between October 23 and 25, will focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production.

The presidency in a statement said the president, at the summit, will meet with his Russia counterpart, Vladimir Putin to discuss further strengthen relations in security, trade and investment, and building partnerships that will enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential, following Russia’s success in gas exportation.

The summit will bring fresh perspectives on 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.

President Buhari will be accompanied by Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Governor 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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