President Buhari leaves Nigeria for an official visit to Spain.


President Buhari leaves Nigeria for an official visit to Spain.

President Buhari will today May 31, leave Nigeria for Madrid, Spain on a state visit at the invitation of his Spanish counterpart, Pedro Sanchez.

During the visit, President Buhari will also meet with Spain’s Head of State, King Felipe The Sixth.


President Buhari is expected to discuss issues of mutual interest with both leaders, which will most likely result in the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding in key areas such as Extradition and transfer of convicted persons, Mutual Legal Assistance, Cultural Matters, Security and Crime-fighting, as well as issues affecting dependants of diplomatic staff.

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN); Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare; and the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora.

Other members of the delegation are the National Security Adviser, Maj-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd); Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar; and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The President is expected back in the country on Friday, June 3rd.

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