Buhari Leaves For Morocco
President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria on Sunday for Morocco.
He departed Nigeria's International Airport in Abuja on Sunday afternoon for Morocco for an official visit.
President Buhari was invited by His Royal Majesty, King Mohammed VI.
The two leaders will discuss socio-economic matters affecting their countries, following prior engagements in December 2016, when His Majesty visited Nigeria.
According to a spokesman for President Buhari, Garba Shehu, "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.”
Mr Garba says the agreement was for a “collaboration between Nigeria and Morocco to revive the abandoned Nigerian fertiliser blending plants.
At least "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".
President Buhari was accompanied by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State and other senior government officials.