Lavish ceremony for Buhari on arrival in Morrocco
London, June 10, 2018 (AltAfrika)-President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Morocco to a lavish welcome ceremony to herald his two-day working visit to the north African country.
The conservative Nigerian President was driven in an open motorcade together with his host King Mohammed VI, with thousands of Moroccan lining the street to cash a glimpse of the Nigerian president seeking a second term in office
On his facebook page, president Buhari wrote” I arrived the Kingdom of Morocco earlier today on a 2 day official visit on the invitation of His Majesty King Mohammed Vi. Nigeria’s relationship with Morocco is a very important and mutually beneficial one, and we will continue to work to deepen it and expand our cooperation”
During the visit, President Buhari would discuss socio-economic matters affecting the two countries.
The meeting would also focus on strengthening existing agreements on the fertilizer 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.
President Buhari was accompanied on the trip by the governors of Ebonyi and Jigawa states, David Umahi and Badaru Abubakar, as well as other senior government officials.
The Presidency had informed Nigerians about President Buhari’s visit, saying it was at the invitation of King Mohammed, following prior engagements in December 2016 when the Moroccan leader visited Nigeria.
In a statement on Saturday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, they revealed that 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 presidential aide had explained that the feat was a result of the signing of a collaboration agreement between both countries in December 2016 to revive the fertiliser blending plants abandoned in Nigeria.