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Nigerian news:Yar’adua dumps United Nations summit for Saudi visit

President Yar’Adua leaves Nigeria today for Saudi Arabia on a working visit, even as World leaders gatther in New York for the United Nations summit

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi, in a statement, on Monday, said the visit was at the invitation of the Saudi Arabia monarch, Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud.

According to Mr Adeniyi, Yar’Adua would, during the visit, hold talks with King Abdullah.

He would also be the guest of honour at the opening of the new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

“President Ya’Adua will, at the invitation of King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, undertake a working visit to Saudi-Arabia from tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22.

“President Yar’Adua is scheduled to hold talks with King Abdullah in the course of the visit and participate as a special guest of honour in the opening of the new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

“The president will also meet with the leadership and members of the Nigerian community in Saudi Arabia before returning to the country on Saturday,” the statement added.

Source: Tribune