Buhari Visits Mecca To Pray for Prosperity, Peace in Nigeria

by on February 22, 2016
With stability of global oil price top on his agen­da, President Muhammadu Buhari today begins a week-long official visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, an Aso Rock statement announced yesterday.
The President, who will be accompanied by a high-powered Federal Govern­ment delegation, including the Minister of State (Petro­leum) and Group Manag­ing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cor­poration, (NNPC), Dr Ibe Kachikwu, will first fly to Riyadyh for talks on Tuesday with King Salman Bin Ab­dulaziz Al Saud and senior officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Ongoing efforts by Nige­ria and other members of the Organisation of Petro­leum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to achieve greater stability in the price of crude oil exports are expected to be high on the agenda of dis­cussions between President Buhari and the Saudi Mon­arch.
Crude oil prices and mar­ket stability will also be on the front burner when Bu­hari proceeds to Doha on Saturday for talks the fol­lowing day with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The President is also scheduled to meet with leading Saudi and Qatari businessmen in Riyadh and Doha, and invite them to support his administration’s efforts to revamp the Ni­gerian economy by taking advantage of the great in­vestment opportunities cur­rently available in Nigeria’s mining, agriculture, power supply, infrastructure, trans­portation, communications and other sectors.
Buhari’s other engage­ments in Saudi Arabia in­clude meetings with heads of international financial organizations and multilateral associations.
“Before going on to Doha, the President will also visit Medina and Mecca to pray for greater peace, prosperity and progress in Nigeria,” added the statement issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina.
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  • Achyva@gmail.com
    February 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    The most clueless and visionless president Nigeria has ever had


  • Izuagba Martins
    February 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    What Nigeria’s economic situation requires is not prayers or endless international trips. It needs swift, practical and immediate solution. D change we expected is now a nightmare. Nigerians are disillusioned & disappointed by d degenerating state we are becos of a govt dt has no realistic economic blueprint capable of reversing d monumental damage already done.


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