President Bola Tinubu has departed from Abuja for Paris, France, for a private visit.
This was disclosed in a terse statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.
“He will return to the country in the first week of February, 2024,” Ngelale said.
The trip followed a meeting with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, in Abuja.
During the meeting, crucial discussions unfolded, spanning diverse topics including food security, pharmaceuticals, climate action, blue economy development, science and technology, as well as security concerns in Nigeria and the wider West African region.
Secretary Blinken conveyed the eagerness of United States firms to make substantial investments in Nigeria, with a particular emphasis on technology development. Notably, major US tech corporations have collaborated with Nigerian partners to contribute to President Bola Tinubu’s ambitious initiative of creating one million digital jobs.
Blinken will now travel to Lagos to meet with the business community.