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President Tinubu returns to Abuja after Overseas trips



President Tinubu returns to Abuja after Overseas trips

President Bola Tinubu has made a return to Abuja following his official visits to the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia. The Nigerian leader arrived at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Wednesday morning to a reception by ministers, senior government officials, and security heads.

Tinubu’s trip to the Netherlands came at the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte. During his stay, President Tinubu engaged in high-level discussions with Prime Minister Rutte and had separate meetings with His Royal Majesty, King Willem-Alexander, and Queen Maxima.

Additionally, he participated in the Nigerian-Dutch Business and Investment Forum, focusing on opportunities for collaboration and partnerships, particularly in agriculture and water management.

Following his engagements in the Netherlands, President Tinubu proceeded to attend a special World Economic Forum meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, held from April 28-29. At the forum, themed “Global Collaboration, Growth, and Energy for Development,” Tinubu and his delegation participated in discussions aligning with his Renewed Hope Agenda for Nigeria.

However, President Tinubu’s whereabouts became a subject of speculation after his departure from Saudi Arabia without returning to Nigeria as anticipated. Amidst concerns, his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, clarified that the President was in Europe. Onanuga confirmed on Tuesday that Tinubu would return to Nigeria on Wednesday, May 8.

The President’s return has brought an end to speculations regarding his absence, with stakeholders awaiting updates on the outcomes of his overseas engagements and their implications for Nigeria’s socio-economic landscape.