Nigeria’s supreme leader, Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja on Friday, February 19, for Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt to participate in the Business for Africa, Egypt and the World Forum.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, in a statement, said the forum, which opens in the Egyptian resort town on Saturday, is organized by the Egyptian government under the auspices of the African Union Commission.
The statement reads: “The forum’s objective is to accelerate private sector engagement and investment within Africa and promote the development of African ties and partnerships.
“President Buhari, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt and the Presidents of Togo, Sudan, Kenya, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia are among confirmed speakers at the forum.
“Other confirmed speakers include the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and the President/CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.
“The president will be accompanied on the trip by the minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama and the minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelama.
“He will return to Abuja at the conclusion of the forum.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to social media to express their chagrin with the president over his frequent junkets abroad.
With the chorus ‘ Naira is falling, Baba is travelling’ and the hashtag: #WakawakaBuhari which is now trending, Nigerians are also reacting to the drastic fall in the exchange rate at the parallel market.
See tweets below: