On arrival, Buhari was received by Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed, 3rd Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Ambassador of Nigeria to UAE, Ibrahim Auwalu at the presidential wing of the Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE.
While in the country, Buhari will be the special guest of honour at the 2016 World Future Energy Summit, holding between 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 also be attending the 4-day event.
Among those on the president’s entourage are Lt. Col. Muhammed Lawal Abubakar, the presidential aide-de-camp; National Security Adviser; Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd.), Oando Plc Chief Executive Officer; Wale Tinubu, Alhaji Sariki Abba, Ambassador Lawal Kazaure, Bashir Abubakar, the president’s personal physician among others.
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.