Buhari Leaves for Morocco Sunday


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

The visit, which is at the invitation of 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 the king to Nigeria.

In Rabat, discussions will focus on strengthening existing agreements on the fertiliser 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.

In December 2016, Nigeria signed a collaboration agreement with Morocco to revive the abandoned Nigerian fertiliser blending plants.

Since then, 14 plants have been revived so far under the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI), with a total capacity of 2.3 million MT of NPK fertiliser.

The president will be accompanied on the trip by Governors Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State and some other senior government officials.(NAN)