President Buhari yesterday departed Nigeria for Morocco on a two-day visit. Moroccans filed out to give him a rousing welcome.
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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.
In Rabat, discussions will focus on strengthening existing agreements on the fertilizer industry, education cooperation, the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline project and establishing a basic chemical platform to harness Nigeria’s vast natural gas resources and support Morocco’s diammonium phosphate industry.
“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.
The President also shared via his Twitter page, upon arrival the below:
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.