Feb 19, 2013
Prince Alwaleed Receives Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received at his office in Riyadh, HE Hon. Abubakar Shehu Bunu, Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Ismail Ayobami, Minister, Deputy Head of Mission, Nigerian Embassy. The meeting was attended by Dr. Nahla Nasser Alanbar, Private Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman.

The meeting began as Mr. Bunu thanked Prince Alwaleed for giving him the opportunity to meet with him as it is the first meeting for His Excellency with Prince Alwaleed since he took up post as Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; and relayed cordial regards from the government of #Nigeria. During the meeting the two discussed investment, economic and social issues. Moreover, the Ambassador extended an invitation for His Highness to visit his country and explore investment opportunities in Nigeria through KHC. In response, the Prince promised to visit in the near future.

Recently, Prince Alwaleed and HH Princess Ameerah Al–Taweel, Vice Chairwoman of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed visited the Republic of Nigeria and were warmly welcomed by HE Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Republic of Nigeria at the Presidential Palace. Moreover, the President and His Highness discussed a number of social, philanthropic and economic issues.  Alwaleed Foundation had supported Nigeria through a donation of $200,000 to "Deworm the World" program in a National School in addition to a previous donation of $356,500 to the same cause.

Furthermore, the President commended Prince Alwaleed on his efforts in playing a vital role in economic and social development, and referred to HRH's local, regional and international investments, and generous contributions to people in need all over the world. Moreover, the President invited the Prince to explore further potential investment opportunities in Nigeria. The Prince welcomed the invitation and referred to KHC’s investments in Nigeria via the banking sector via Citigroup.