According to the Presidency, President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for the United Kingdom today to meet with Theresa May.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Pubblicity described the said trip as an ‘official visit’.
Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads Meeting, President Buhari will be meeting with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, Garba Shehu revealed in a statement on Sunday.
Buhari’s trip is however coming more than one week to the CHOGM meetings billed for April 18-20.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Monday 9th April, 2018 for an official visit to Britain where he is due to hold discussions on Nigeria-British relations with Prime Minister, Mrs. Theresa May, prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled for 18th to 20th April, 2018.
“The President will also meet the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Plc, Mr. Ben van Beurden, in connection with Shell and other partners’ plan to invest $15bn in Nigeria’s oil industry.
“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 due to renew discussions with the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, a good friend of the President on inter-religious harmony in Nigeria and worldwide.
“Further meetings have also been scheduled for the President to see some prominent British and Nigerians residing in Britain.”