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Russia-Africa Summit: Buhari leaves for Russia

by CredibleNews

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Russia to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit holding in Sochi.
The summit, scheduled for October 23-25, will focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology and gas production.
Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), to the president, Garba Shehu the trip will afford Nigeria and Russia the opportunity to strengthen relations in security, trade and investment, and build partnership that will enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential, following Russia’s remarkable success in gas exportation.
“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, which will bring together African and Russian business leaders, will be held during the event to enhance Russian investments in Africa and promote African business interest in the host country.
“President Buhari will be accompanied by Governors Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
“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, said Shehu.

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