VP Osinbajo To Represent President Buhari In The UAE

By Ikenga Chronicles November 26, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has delegated Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo to the United Arab Emirates to honour the invitation extended to him by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi who is also the Deputy Commander Of the UAE Armed Forces.

The Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness, Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had extended an invitation to Buhari as Special Guest at the Eight Race of the Grand Prize of Union Airways for Formula 1, organised by Abu Dhabi holding this weekend.

This disclosure was made in a statement dated Friday, November 25 which was signed by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Office of the Vice-President and made available to Ikenga Chronicles.

It was revealed that the occasion is considered to promote closer economic ties between Nigeria and UAE. It is seen as the biggest international sporting event in the Middle East, with the race attracting wide global attention, and the presence of several heads of states and governments from across the world.

‘’President Buhari held bilateral discussions with the Crown Prince during his visit to UAE earlier this year, securing a number of agreements and offers of assistance from the Emirate including helping in the North East with the re-establishment of livelihood for IDPs,’’ the statement reads.

It added:  ‘’While in Abu Dhabi, Vice President Osinbajo will hold follow-up bilateral discussions on this offer, and other issues of mutual economic and diplomatic concerns.”

‘’Prof. Osinbajo, who is accompanied on the weekend trip by his wife, Her Excellency, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo and the Honourable Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mrs. Khadija Bukar A. Ibrahim  and is expected back on Sunday.’’

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