Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday, June 10, 2018, embark on a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.
According to a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), the visit, which is at the invitation of His Royal Majesty, 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 His Majesty to Nigeria.
The statement added that while in Rabat, the president’s 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.
“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 statement stated.
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.