President Buhari Uses Helicopter To Start His UAE Journey | Photos

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria for the United Arab Emirates in the morning of Sunday, January 17. The Nigerian leader is set for a three-day official visit to Abu Dhabi.

He is a special guest of honour at the 2016 World Future Energy Summit, January 18-21, hosted by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi. Ban Ki Moon, the secretary general of the United Nations, and many more global leaders will be in attendance at the event.

The Nigerian delegation includes Lt. Col. Muhammed Lawal Abubakar, the presidential aide-de-camp, Alhaji Sariki Abba, Ambassador Lawal Kazaure, Bashir Abubakar, among others.


President Buhari, some members of the delegation on board the NAF helicopter. Photo: Femi Adesina

President Buhari is also accompanied by his personal physician.


IGP Arase (centre), others, see Buhari departing for the UAE. Photo: Femi Adesina.

Alhaji Jalal Arabi, the permanent secretary at the state house, Solomon Arase, the inspector general of police, several other dignitaries saw the leader of the nation departing to the energy summit.


The NAF helicopter takes off in the morning of January 17. Photo: Femi Adesina

This is president’s second foreign trip of the year, after his official visit to Cotonou, Benin, for the 11th summit of the Niger Basin Authority on January 8.