Nigeria`s President Umaru Yar`Adua is expected in Washington DC next week on a four-day working visit to the US, a diplomatic source told PANA here Wednesday.
President Yar’Adua will arrive 12 December for official engagements in Washington and will return to Abuja, the Nigerian capital, 15 December, the source said, without disclosing details of the visit.
PANA learnt that Nigeria’s acting Ambassador to U.S., Alhaji Usman Baraya, left Washington DC Monday for Abuja to hold consultations on the visit.
Yar’Adua paid his first visit to the US in September since assuming office 29 Ma y, to attend the 62nd UN General Assembly in New York.
During the visit, he held bilateral talks with world leaders and some American b usiness executives.
The Nigerian President also addressed the influential U.S. think-tank, Council on Foreign Relations, in New York.