The name of the chairman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri–Erewa, was removed from the list of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s entourage for the investment conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday.
The presidency announced that the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, will join the trip in replacement of Ms. Dabiri-Erewa.
An updated statement released on the president’s trip to Riyadh by Garba Shehu on Monday in Abuja said that the name of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission Chairman Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who was originally included in the trip, was missing.
Other ministers who made the trips included the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, of State for Foreign Affairs, Amb Zubairu Dada and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.
The Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and the managing director of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, are also among the president’s entourage at the investment conference.
Some of the guests from the private sector are: Mohammed Indimi, Aliko Dangote, Tope Shonubi, Wale Tinubu, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Hassan Usman, Omoboyode Olusanya, Abubakar Suleiman, Herbert Wigwe, Leo Stan Ekeh, Alan Seinfield and Dahiru Mangal.
An earlier statement by the Presidential Assistant on Sunday said the three-day event, with the theme, INVESTMENT IN HUMANITY, which will host world leaders and asset managers.
He said the participants would deliberate on progress and prosperity with energy; real final frontiers in investments; science in action; and the impact of climate change on communities, among others.
Mr Shehu further revealed that President Buhari would perform any Hajj in Medina and Mecca before returning to the country on Friday.
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