Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, arrived Morocco last night on a two-day working visit to the country.
The Nigerian President treated to an elegant reception at the Royal Palace in Morocco, an event which was aired live on eight TV channels in the North African country. Confirming his arrival, the Nigerian President tweeted;
I arrived the Kingdom of Morocco earlier today, on a 2-day Official Visit at the invitation of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. Nigeria’s relationship with Morocco is a very important and mutually beneficial one, and we will continue to work to deepen it and expand our cooperation.
The Presidency had informed Nigerians about President Buhari’s visit, saying it was at the invitation of King Mohammed, following prior engagements in December 2016 when the Moroccan leader visited Nigeria.
According to a statement on Saturday by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, the visit, which is at the invitation of His Royal Majesty, King Mohammed VI, will see the two leaders discuss socio-economic matters affecting their countries. It follows prior engagements in December 2016, during the official visit of His Majesty to Nigeria.
“It is noteworthy that following the signing of a collaboration agreement between Nigeria and Morocco in December 2016 to revive the abandoned Nigerian fertilizer blending plants, 14 plants have been revitalized so far under the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI); with a total capacity of 2.3 million MT of NPK fertilizers.
“The President will be accompanied on the trip by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State and other senior government officials,” the statement read in part.
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