By GRACE AUDU, Abuja
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart Abuja on Sunday, June 10, for a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.
Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity),Garba Shehu who disclosed this in Abuja on Saturday, said 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.
iShehu said in a statement that while 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,” he said.
According to the statement, the President will be accompanied on the trip by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State (South-East Nigeria), Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State (North-West Nigeria) and other senior government officials.