President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Monday for an official visit to the United Kingdom, the Presidency has said.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, revealed this in a statement signed by him on Sunday in the Federal Capital Territory.
The President will hold discussions on Nigeria – British relations with UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled for April 18 to 20.
He is also expected to meet with the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Plc, Mr Ben van Beurden, in connection with Shell and other partners’ plan to invest $15b in Nigeria’s oil industry.
According to the presidential aide, these investment ventures will 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.
President Buhari is also due to renew discussions with the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend and Rt. Honourable Justin Welby, a good friend of the President on inter-religious harmony in Nigeria and worldwide.
Further meetings have also been scheduled for President Buhari to interact with some prominent British and Nigerians residing in Britain.