By Abiodun Ogunrinde, Ibadan
President Muhammadu Buhari and Oyo state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi and other delegates departed Abuja on Thursday for Amman to honour an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan to participate in the World Economic Forum, WEF, on the Middle East and North Africa holding at the Dead Sea, Jordan.
The president 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 Honour, will deliver the keynote address under the theme, “Mapping the Future of Foreign Direct Investment: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization.”
According to the organisers, 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.
Others on the trips include Governors Abubakar Badaru and Yahaya Bello of Jigawa and Kogi 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.
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