President Buhari Jets Out to the UK ahead of CHOGM

President Buhari Flies To London For Medical Reasons

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for London on Monday where he will hold discussions on Nigerian – British relations with Prime Minister Theresa May.

A statement last night by Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, which described the visit as official, added that the president would meet May ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGOM) scheduled for 18th to 20th April.

It was reported that the president would arrive London Monday ahead of CHOGOM billed to take place next week.

According to Shehu, the president will also meet the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Plc, Mr. Ben van Beurden, in connection with Shell and other partners’ plan to invest $15billion in Nigeria’s oil industry. 
He also said these investment ventures would lay the foundation for the next 20 years production and domestic gas supply, bringing with it all the attendant benefits both to the economy and the wider society.

He also said Buhari would renew discussions with the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, whom he described as a good friend of the president, on inter-religious harmony in Nigeria and world-wide

He said further meetings had also been scheduled for the president to see some prominent British and Nigerians residing in Britain.

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