President Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday, November 29th to participate in the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. 


 After the Summit, Buhari will head for his home town Daura, Katsina State for what officials called, a five-day official visit.

 The one-day gas meeting in Malabo will be attended by leaders of major gas producing nations of the world namely, Algeria, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Bolivia, Iran, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Kazakhstan and Norway, whose countries account for 70 per cent and 80 per cent of global gas reserves and production respectively.

 The Nigerian delegation will also use the opportunity to discuss current trends in the global gas market, potential policies for the energy sector and opportunities for collaboration.  At the end of the 5th Gas Summit, the Malabo Declaration is expected to be adopted. 

 President Buhari will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite; and the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari.