President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, April 9, 2018, depart Abuja for an official visit to the United Kingdom, UK, where he is due to hold discussions on Nigeria – British relations with Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister, prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled for April 18 to 20, 2018.
The President would also meet Ben van Beurden, the chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Plc, in connection with Shell and other partners’ plan to invest $15 billion in Nigeria’s oil industry.
In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday, April 8, 2018, Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated that the investment ventures will lay the foundation for the next 20 years production and domestic gas supply, bringing with it all the attendant benefits both to the economy and the wider society.
Shehu also said that. “Buhari is due to renew discussions with the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, a good friend of the President on inter-religious harmony in Nigeria and Worldwide.”
He added that further meetings had also been scheduled for the President to see some prominent British and Nigerians residing in Britain.