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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has left the country for Amman, Jordan to partake in the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa.

Buhari, who was invited by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan is expected to deliver an address at the opening of the plenary alongside Al-Hussein, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, among other world economic leaders at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre.

President Buhari would be accompanied on both trips by Governors Abubakar Badaru, Abiola Ajimobi and Yahaya Bello of Jigawa, Oyo and Kogi States respectively.

According to a statement from the State House, shared via the verified Twitter handle of the Presidency @NGRPresident, President Buhari would also hold bilateral meetings with some world leaders on the sidelines of the Forum.

Buhari would from there depart Amman Sunday for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, April 8-10.

In Dubai, Buhari would also deliver a keynote address at the meeting described as the largest convergence of regional and international investors, businessmen, policymakers among others.

The theme of the keynote address is: “Mapping the Future of Foreign Direct Investment: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization.”

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“The meeting seeks to explore investment opportunities in more than 140 countries, connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships with investors,” the statement reads.

Others on the entourage include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Babagana Monguno (rtd), and other top government officials.

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