President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday, June
10, embark on a two-day working visit to Morocco.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant
to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam
Garba Shehu, who said the president’s visit is about
strengthening bilateral relations between the two
countries particularly in the area of agriculture.
“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,” he stated.
“In Rabat, discussions will 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
“It is noteworthy that following the signing of a
collaboration agreement between Nigeria and
Morocco in December 2016 to revive the abandoned
Nigerian fertilizer blending plants, 14 plants have
been revitalized so far under the Presidential
Fertilizer Initiative (PFI); with a total capacity of 2.3
million MT of NPK fertilizers.
“The president will be accompanied on the trip by
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Governor
Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State and other senior