Oil price to top Nigerian president’s agenda in Saudi, Qatar

Lagos, Feb 22 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a week-long visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar on Monday to discuss crude oil prices and market stability, a top official said on Sunday.

Buhari would first fly to Riyadh for talks on Tuesday with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and senior officials of Saudi Arabia, Nigerian presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina said in Abuja, the country’s capital city.

The ongoing efforts by the Nigerian government and other members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to achieve greater stability in the price of crude oil exports were expected to be high on the agenda of discussions between Buhari and the Saudi monarch, he said.

The oil prices will also be on the front burner when President Buhari talks on Sunday with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the spokesperson said.

Buhari’s other engagements in Saudi Arabia include meetings with heads of international financial organisations and multilateral associations, Adesina said.

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