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President Buhari Departs Nigeria For Future Investment Initiative Conference In Saudi Arabia



President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari will today leave the country  for Saudi Arabia

organised by Saudi’s Public Investment Fund.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, Garba Shehu stated this in a statement on Sunday.

The  third edition of the Future Investment Initiative is slated  for October 29 to 31 with  the theme; ‘What’s Next for Global Business?’.

The three-day event will be held under the patronage of the Custodian

of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and

chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, deputy

premier, chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs

and PIF.

The conference is focused on utilizing the investment to drive growth

opportunities, enable innovation and disruptive technologies, and

address global challenges.

More than 4,000 delegates from over 90 countries are expected to

participate in the FII 2019, which will also host 12 workshops on

different topics including cities, energy, climate, health, data,

mobility, food, travel, sports, shopping, and youth.

Buhari will be accompanied by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State,

Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State and Governor Aminu Bello

Masari of Katsina State.

Also on the entourage are Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Zubairu

Dada, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo,

Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, Minister of

Communications, Ibrahim Pantami, the National Security Adviser, Major

General Babagana Monguno (retd), Director General, National

Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, and the Group

Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),

Mele Kolo Kyari.

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