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President Buhari Embarks on 2-Day Visit to Morocco

President Muhammadu Buhari goes on a two-day working visit to Morocco.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, shared the news on Saturday.

The visit is said to be at the invitation of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, and the two are to discuss, amongst others, educational cooperation between the two countries.

See the statement below:

PRESIDENT BUHARI EMBARKS ON TWO-DAY WORKING VISIT TO MOROCCO

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday, June 10, embark on a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.

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, following 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.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media and Publicity)
June 9, 2018

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