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President Buhari Leaves Nigeria to Abu Dhabi on a Condolence Visit

President Buhari Leaves Nigeria to Abu Dhabi on a Condolence Visit

  • Buhari will today meet with UAE’s new president.
  • Nigeria’s President Buhari will be conveying his condolences to UAE on the passing away of the former President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • He will be hosted by the new President of UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, half-brother to the deceased president. 

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari will today meet with the new president of Abu Dhabi.

President Buhari

Buhari is going on a condolence visit following the passing of the United Arab Emirates president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The President died on May 13th, having ruled since 2004.

The news of Buhari’s travel was passed in a statement signed earlier today by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

It was gathered that while there, the President will also extend his congratulatory message to the new Abu Dhabi president, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Earlier, after the emergence of the new President of Abu Dhabi, President Buhari had sent a congratulatory message.

In his congratulatory message, he assured the new president of a cordial relationship with Nigeria, stating how the previous relationship had been of great benefit to Nigeria. 

He also stated that he looks  forward to more cooperation for the stability, peace, and prosperity of both countries.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

President Buhari will be accompanied to UAE by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, the Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami.

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Other notable delegates who will be going with the president include the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, and the National Security Adviser, Major General Mohammed Monguno (retd.)

The visit would last for about two days as they will be expected back in the country on Saturday.

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