President Bola Tinubu has arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the Saudi-Africa Summit scheduled to be held on Friday, November 10.
President Tinubu was received at the airport by ministers, members of the National Assembly, and other government officials in the Middle Eastern nation.
According to Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesman, his visit would strongly reinforce the administration’s ongoing domestic economic reforms.
Discussions at the first Saudi-Africa Summit will revolve around supporting joint action, enhancing political coordination, and addressing regional security threats.
It would also facilitate economic transformation through research and the local development of new energy solutions, which was expected to boost cross-sectoral investment cooperation, Ngelale noted.
Ngelali added that accompanying the President is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar; Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Mr Wale Edun.
Others are the National Security Adviser (NSA), Malam Nuhu Ribadu; the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; and the Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Malam Jalal Arabi.
The president is expected to return to Abuja following the conclusion of the Saudi-Africa Summit.