Buhari to jet out to Germany Thursday – Presidency

Buhari going on a medical trip to London
Buhari going on a medical trip to London

President Muhammadu Buhari will embark on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany from October 13 to 15, 2016, the presidency has announced.

“In Berlin, President Buhari, will confer with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on issues of shared interests between Nigeria and Germany, including further cooperation on security, the humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and rehabilitation of the North-East, as well as trade and economic relations between both countries,” Femi Adesina the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, said in a statement Thursday

“Thereafter, the President, who will be accompanied by Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo respectively and representatives of the National Assembly, will meet with Federal President Joachim Gauck.

“In furtherance of the administration’s objective to attract more foreign investment and create economic opportunities in the country, President Buhari will participate in a Business Forum in Berlin with leading German companies already active in Nigeria and other prospective investors.

“Before returning to Abuja, the President is expected to meet with representatives of the Nigerian community in Germany.

“President Buhari is committed to deepening relations with Germany and building on the very cordial relations both countries enjoy in several areas of bilateral cooperation including the fight against terrorism, economic relations, rebuilding of the North east, support for IDPs, vocational training, energy partnership and cultural relations.

“Shortly after his inauguration on May 29, 2015, President Buhari, on the invitation of Chancellor Merkel, attended the G7 summit in Elmau, Germany – the trip was his first to a non-African country after his assumption of office.

“From February 8 to 12 this year, President Gauck, accompanied by a delegation of German business community, was on an official visit to Nigeria, where they had fruitful discussions on trade and investments with representatives of government and the private sector in Abuja and Lagos.”

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  • Otile

    Imam Mohamed Buhari is a cunning old folk. When Avenger boys vowed to take him alive he avoided Ogoniland like the plague but sent pastor Osinajo to represent him. Now that he got a safe invitation to Germany he forgot to send Osinbajo. I wish the Skin Heads will issue a fresh threat to him there in Germany so that he will run back to us here at home and face the economic ruins threatening lives Nigeria.

    • Otile

      …economic ruins threatening lives in jihra Najeriya.

  • udofiapeter

    He should cancel the trip and rather visit Borno state where the terrorist are killing people today, if not he is not a good and responsible president.

  • George

    May he never return in peace but in pieces in Jesus Name, Amen.