…To Be Accompanied By Fashola, Kachikwu, Onyeama
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Tehran to participate in the 3rd Gas Exporting Countries’ Forum (GECF) opening in the Iranian capital on November 23, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity said on Friday.
Buhari and the leaders of Iran, Russia, Qatar, the Netherlands, Venezuela, Oman, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, Bolivia and other GECF member-countries are expected to review the market outlook on gas and discuss strategies for boosting gas production during their meeting in Tehran, Mr. Femi Adesina, said this in a statement.
He said Nigeria and other GECF members currently accounted for 42 percent of global gas production, 70 percent of global gas reserves, 40 percent of pipeline transmission of gas and 65 percent of the global trade in liquefied natural gas.
Adesina stated that the president, who is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with other participating heads of states and governments on the sidelines of the summit, will also meet with Nigerians resident in Iran.
He said Buhari would be accompanied by the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, and Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, as well as Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd).
The presidential spokesman said the president is due back in Abuja on Tuesday.