BUHARI LEAVES FOR GERMANY TODAY
BY OMOKHUALE PUAH
As part of the goal of moving the country forward, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari would Thursday, be on an official visit till Sunday at the Federal Republic of Germany.
The purpose of his visit to Berlin is to confer with the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on certain issues of shared interest between Nigeria and Germany which would include further cooperation on security, humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the restoration of the North-East, including trade and economic relations of both countries.
In regards of the plans drawn by the president, he would be accompanied by the Governor of Borno state, Kashi shetima and the Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okoroafor, coupled with representatives of the National Assembly, to the Federal President Joachim Gauck.
Still as part of the administration’s vision, the President would be in Kaduna on Saturday with leading German companies who are already in Nigeria alongside other prospective investors so as to attract more foreign investment and create economic opportunities in Nigeria.
Still on his view of moving the nation’s economy forward, president Buhari before returning to Abuja would meet with the various Nigerian ambassadors in Germany.
His major purpose is to create and restore the cordial relations countries enjoy in the basic areas of bilateral cooperation with the Federal republic of Germany in areas of terrorism, economic relations, the support of IDPs, rebuilding of the North-east, vocational training, cultural relations and energy partnership.