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Buhari Travels To UAE On Condolence Visit

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President Muhammadu Buhari, would travel to United Arab Emirates, UAE, on a condolence visit of the late former president and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Al Nahyan and also to congratulate the new President, Sheikh Mohamed Al Nahyan, on Thursday.

According to a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, reveals that the President Buhari will leave Abuja to pass his condolence and also congratulate the new president of UAE.

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

Buhari is expected to return on Saturday.

The statement read, “The President, who will depart Abuja on Thursday, will also extend his congratulations to the new President, renewing bonds of the longstanding friendship between Nigeria and the UAE.

“The President, in an earlier congratulatory message to the new UAE leader, had reaffirmed Nigeria’s cordial relationship with the country, noting that the cooperation between both governments has helped Nigeria in tracking down illegal assets and tracing terrorist funds.

“Under the new leadership, President Buhari looks forward to a bigger and stronger partnership for peace, stability and prosperity of both countries.”

Written by: Abigael Daramola

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