Buhari to visit Saudi, Qatar over oil price discussions

Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday (today) embark on yet another round of foreign trips that will take him to Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

This time, Buhari, who returned to Nigeria on Saturday from Egypt where he participated in the Business for Africa, Egypt and the World Forum, will be away for about one week.

According to the President’s itinerary released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Sunday, Buhari will first fly to Riyadyh for talks with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and senior officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Adesina disclosed further that ongoing efforts by Nigeria and other members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries to achieve greater stability in the price of crude oil exports are expected to be on the agenda of discussions between Buhari and the Saudi monarch.

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The President will be accompanied by a high-powered Federal Government delegation, including the Minister of State (Petroleum) and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.

Buhari has been roundly criticised for embarking on foreign trips too often.

He has so far this year visited Benin Republic, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Ethiopia, France, London and Egypt.


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