Buhari Leaves For United Kingdom Monday

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THE Presidency has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Monday for an official visit to Britain.

According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), in Abuja on Sunday, the president is due to hold discussions on Nigeria – British relations with Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May, prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled for 18th to 20th April 2018.

It said the President will also meet the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Plc, Mr Ben van Beurden in connection with Shell and other partners’ plan to invest $15b in Nigeria’s oil industry.

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“These investment ventures will lay the foundation for the next 20 years production and domestic gas supply, bringing with it all the attendant benefits both to the economy and the wider society,” the statement said.

According to the Presidency, Buhari “is due to renew discussions with the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, a good friend of the President on inter-religious harmony in Nigeria and Worldwide.”

It said further meetings have also been scheduled for the President to see some prominent British and Nigerians residing in Britain.