President Muhammadu Buhari will be leaving the country for Spain to honour an invitation from the Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez.

This is according to a statement released by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, May 31, 202.

Femi Adesina stated that the president during the state visit will also meet with the Head of State of the Spanish nation, His Majesty King Felipe VI.

It was gathered in the statement that Buhari will discuss issues of mutual interest to both countries, which will also culminate in the signing of Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on a wide range of topics geared toward further enhancing the bilateral relations between both countries.

The statement also noted that areas, where they would further their agreement, will include: Extradition and transfer of convicted persons, Mutual Legal Assistance, Cultural Matters, Cooperation towards fighting crime and enhancing security, as well as issues affecting dependants of diplomatic staff.

The meeting would also exploit cooperation on Energy, Trade and Investment, Transportation, Public Health and Sports Development.

Adesina said; “The President will also be the Special Guest at an Investment Forum jointly organized by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Trade, and the Confederation of Employers (CEOE) where he will speak to the gathering of top members of the Spanish business community and their Nigerian counterparts on the investment opportunities in Nigeria and ways of expanding the volume of trade as well as further collaborating for the development of the economies of both countries.”

The President will be accompanied on the trip 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, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji 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), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

He is expected back in the country on Friday, June 3.

Earlier, president Muhammadu Buhari has been reported to have held a meeting with the 22 governors of the ruling APC over presidential primary elections slated for June 6, 2022.

The president on May 28, 2022 traveled to attend a United Nations organized conference in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and arrived back to the country on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

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