Buhari expected at Diaspora Day conference Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari is to open the 2015 Diaspora Day/ Conference next Tuesday.

Permanent Secretary (Political Affairs), Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, told reporters in Abuja yesterday at a press briefing on preparations for the event.

According to her, the conference, to hold at the old Banquet Hall in the Presidential Villa, would examine three areas; health, education and youth as well as sports.

Mrs. Odusote said the targets set for the conference were clearly defined and geared towards supporting and enhancing the change agenda of the Federal Government.

The conference, she added, would have a key participant, a young Nigerian student, Mr. Ufot Ekong, who provided anwers to an unsolved mathematics equation of 30 years.

The permanent secretary said experts would speak on the different areas, with three panel sessions focusing on sustainable health care in Nigeria, sustainable development through youth empowerment and enhancing education in Nigeria.

On Monday, August 24, she said a roundtable discussion programme would focus on investment opportunities in Nigeria.

The Diaspora Day was established by the Federal Government under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to create a platform for Nigerian experts and professionals in the diaspora to interact with their home counterparts.