President Muhammadu Buhari leaves today for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to participate in the investment conference organised by the Future Investment Initiative Institute.
In a statement signed yesterday by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, he said the president would be joined at the 5th edition of the flagship investment event by business executives from Nigeria, bankers, captains of industry and energy experts to discuss issues on the future of investments across the globe.
The three-day event, Shehu said with the theme, “Investment in Humanity”, which will host global executives and asset managers, will deliberate on progress and prosperity with energy, true final frontiers in investments, science in action and impact of climate change on communities among others.
He said President Buhari will perform the lesser Hajj in Madina and Makka before returning to the country on Friday.
“The president will be accompanied on the trip by the minister of communications and digital economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami, minister of state for foreign affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, national security adviser, Maj. Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd), director-general of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, the managing director of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji and the chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
“Some participants from the private sector include Alhaji Mohammed Indimi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Tope Shonubi, Wale Tinubu, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Hassan Usman, Omoboyode Olusanya, Abubakar Suleiman, Herbert Wigwe and Leo Stan Ekeh.”