President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived city of Amman in Jordan, to participate in the Annual Middle East and North Africa Conference (World Economic Forum).
This was confirmed by the Government of Nigeria via its verified Twitter handle.
According to a statement by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, his principal is at the event on an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.
According to the statement, “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 Honour, will deliver the keynote address under the theme, “Mapping the Future of Foreign Direct Investment: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization.”
Adesina quoted the organisers of the event as saying 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.”