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After 5-day State Visit to Portugal, Buhari returns to Abuja

By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari, Saturday evening, returned to Abuja after a five-day State Visit to Lisbon – the capital of Portugal, .

The President, who arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 5pm.

Buhari,while in Lisbon, led the Nigerian entourage to the signing of several agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoU).

The agreements signed include Political Consultations; Diplomatic Training, Research and the Exchange of Information and Documentation; Cooperation in the Field of Culture; and Cooperation in the Field of Women and Girls Development, Empowerment and Gender Affairs; Youth; and Sports.

At a business forum organised during the visit, at which some of the MoUs were finalised between the two countries’ investment promotion agencies and chambers of commerce, Buhari had described the progress in signing the agreements ‘‘as excellent foundations for increased bilateral trade.’’

He also met with some representatives of Nigerian residents of Portugal, assuring them that the 2023 elections would be credible and peace, even as he admonishing them against inciting political crisis back home, through the use of the social media.

The President was accompanied to Portugal by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare.

Others are 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) Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

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