A statement from President Muhammadu Buhari’s media assistant, Malam Garba Shehu, announced this on Tuesday in Abuja. He is expected to meet with his Portuguese counterpart and be awarded the country’s National Honour and a ‘Great Collar of the Order of Prince Henry,’ according to Shehu.
“The two presidents are expected to chair an enlarged bilateral meeting and witness the signing of some agreements bordering on issues of mutual concern.
“President Buhari will also visit the Portuguese parliament and hold discussions with its president, Dr Augusto Santo Silva, as well as the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa.
“In the course of the visit, the president is scheduled to address a Forum of Nigerian and Portuguese businessmen and hold separate meetings with select Portuguese Chief Executive Officers and prospective investors to Nigeria.
“President Buhari will also participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, which began in Lisbon on June 27, and runs till July 1,’’ the presidential aide said.
In support of the conference, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is co-hosting with the governments of Kenya and Portugal (DESA).
Science-based creative solutions to ocean and marine ecosystem concerns are the focus of this effort.
Members of Nigeria’s community in Portugal may expect to hear from the country’s leader about issues that concern them and what’s happening back home.
Onyeama, Lai Mohammed, Adeniyi Adebayo, Sunday Dare, and Isa Pantami are among the ministers who will accompany the president on the trip, according to Shehu.
Babagana Monguno, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Abubakar, and the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa are the other members of the Advisory Council on National Security (ACNS).
On the second of July, President Buhari is anticipated to return to Abuja.