President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja today to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, from October 23 to October 25, 2019 with focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production.
In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, Garba Shehu, the summit will focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production.
Buhari, during the summit, will meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to further strengthen relations in security, trade and investment, and building partnership that will enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential.
The summit, which will be attended by African Heads of State, will bring fresh perspectives on some global issues and challenges like nuclear technology, energy development, digital transformation, environment, technical security, mining and steel, education, agriculture, infrastructure and development strategies.
An African Business Forum will also be held during the event to enhance Russian investments in Africa, and promote African business interest in the host country.
Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State will accompany President Buhari on the trip.
Others on the trip are: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite and Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.