Buhari Leaves for Morocco Sunday


Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

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

The visit, according to Malam Garba Shehu in a statement, is at the instance of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, will see the two leaders discuss socio-economic matters affecting their countries in view of prior engagements in December 2016, during the official visit of Mohammed to Nigeria.

He said in the meeting which will hold 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 ammonium 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 fertiliser blending plants, 14 plants have been revitalised so far under the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative (PFI); with a total capacity of 2.3 million MT of NPK fertilisers.

“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,” Shehu added.