By Deji Elumoye
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the European Union (EU) for its tremendous support to Nigeria in diverse ways, including humanitarian and trade relations.
The President spoke Tuesday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in a farewell audience, the Ambassador/ Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karlsen.
He appreciated the fact that the EU remains the largest trading partner with Nigeria, while members of the Union equally remain the largest investors.
President Buhari thanked the outgoing envoy for facilitating the visits of French and German leaders during his tour of duty, noting that it was during Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s visit that the door to relationship with Siemens of Germany on power was opened.
Speaking earlier, Ambassador Karlsen, who spent four years in Nigeria , said he enjoyed “excellent collaboration” with President Buhari, and with Nigeria, saying the cooperation included trade, military, humanitarian assistance, and many others.