President Buhari receives Merkel at Aso Rock [Updated]
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, received the Chancellor of Germany, Ms. Angela Merkel at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, in Abuja.
A number of Memoranda of Understanding would be signed at the meeting.
See the presidency tweet:
Meeting with German Business Delegation accompanying Chancellor Merkel to Nigeria. Minister of @TradeInvestNG, @OkeyEnelamah presiding; Nigerian Ambassador to Germany @YusufTuggar in attendance.
A number of MoUs will be signed here. #AsoVillaToday 🇩🇪 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/2zUaAkjmxT
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) August 31, 2018
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the German leader, who is concluding her tour of three West African countries, arrived Aso Rock at about 10.02a.m.
President Buhari, who welcomed the German Chancellor at the fore court of the Presidential Villa, introduced some members of his cabinet and presidential aides to his visitor before going into closed door meeting to deliberate on issues of mutual interest to both Nigeria and Germany.
Merkel is on her final leg of a three-day trip to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria with a focus on strengthening economic development and containing illegal migration.
NAN reports that the German leader, is accompanied by an economic team delegation.