President Muhammadu Buhari is to leave Abuja on Sunday for the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to join other world leaders at the 9th edition of the World Future Energy Summit.
A statement issued in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said the three-day summit will be attended by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, among others.
Apart from attending the the Summit, which is dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies, the President will also hold bilateral talks with UAE officials in company of some of his ministers.
It said the bilateral talks are expected to culminate in the signing of agreements on economic, trade and bilateral relations between Nigeria and the UAE.
According to the statement, the President will also meet with top businessmen in the UAE, who are interested in Nigeria, to discuss ways of encouraging greater investment inflows to critical sectors such as power supply, oil, gas and agriculture.
It said the ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Petroleum, Environment, Justice, Trade and Investment, Finance and Foreign Affairs, as well as the National Security Adviser, who will accompany the President, are expected to meet with Nigerian professionals in the UAE.
The statement added that Nigeria is expected to get more support for its current ant-corruption war, especially in the efforts to recover Nigeria’s stolen funds abroad, as well as the war against terrorism.
The President is expected to return to Abuja on Tuesday.