Buhari to Leave for Germany on State Visit


Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany from Thursday October 13 to 15, 2016.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said,‎ in Berlin, Buhari would confer with Federal Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on issues of shared interests between Nigeria and Germany.

He listed such issues as including further cooperation on security, the humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and rehabilitation of the North-East, as well as trade and economic relations between both countries.

According to him,‎ the president will be accompanied by Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo respectively and representatives of the National Assembly.

Adesina said Buhari would also meet with Federal President Joachim Gauck.

He said: “In furtherance of the administration’s objective to attract more foreign investment and create economic opportunities in the country, Buhari will participate in a Business Forum in Berlin with leading German companies already active in Nigeria and other prospective investors.

“Before returning to Abuja, the President is expected to meet with representatives of the Nigerian community in Germany.”