Deji Elumoye in Berlin
President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday afternoon left Berlin for Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, after a four-day official visit to Germany.
The president, whose convoy arrived Terminal One wing of Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in Berlin, boarded his official aircraft, Nigeria Air Force 001, at about 12.41pm and took off for Abuja at 1.09pm.
President Tinubu, who arrived Berlin last Sunday morning, attended the G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) conference hosted by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at JW Marriott Hotel in Berlin.
During the conference, the president joined other Heads of State and Government of CwA member countries, bilateral partners, as well as heads of international organizations and deliberated on the immediate enhancement of economic and business cooperation with a view to outlining concrete measures to boost investments in critical areas such as energy, trade, infrastructure, and new technologies, among others.
The G20 CwA Conference took place simultaneously with the Fourth G20 Investment Summit, co-hosted by the German government and German business associations.
The president also on Monday held bilateral talks with German Chancellor Scholz with top officials of the two countries including ministers in attendance.
President Tinubu on Tuesday attended the 10th German-Nigerian Business Forum in Berlin where he assured the German business community that with Nigeria’s stable political landscape, foreign investments into the country are now very secured.
The president disclosed that with a resilient democracy, Nigeria is well primed to attract foreign direct investments.
Tracing the history of stable democratic dispensation in Nigeria since the advent of the Fourth Republic, President Tinubu said: ”Since 1999, we have witnessed changes in democratic governance, with peaceful transfers of power within and between parties.
“Democracy in Nigeria has proven to be flexible and resilient. Shake off any remnants of the military era syndrome; we have moved beyond that. Despite challenges faced by other African nations, Nigeria stands firm, and we are your partners.”