By Deji Elumoye
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared that Morocco had been very supportive of Nigeria’s fight against terrorism in the North East geo-political zone and violent extremism. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a release quoted Buhari as saying this during a telephone conversation between him and King Mohammed V1
The President who spoke with His Majesty, the King of Morocco, from his country home in Daura, thanked the leader for his support in Nigeria’s fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
He expressed appreciation for the Kingdom’s support in education through scholarships and training.
Buhari and the Moroccan leader also discussed joint efforts toward realization of strategic development projects that include Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline and a fertilizer production plant.
The two leaders welcomed the positive and dynamic bilateral relations in all fields between the two nations since the King’s visit to Nigeria in December, 2016, and President Buhari’s visit to Morocco in June, 2018.
President Buhari and King Mohammed expressed their determination to carry out, as soon as possible, the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline and construction of a fertilizer production plant in Nigeria.