Updated: President Buhari lands in Abuja after a rousing weladvance in Morocco, speaks glowingly about Nigerians (photos)
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, June 11, returned to Nigeria from where he had embarked on a two-day official visit to Morocco.
earlier reported how the president was given a rousing welcome by King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
Channels Television reports that President Buhari arrived in Abuja in the evening of Monday, June 11.
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It was learnt that at the meeting in Rabat, Buhari and King Mohammed reaffirmed their commitment to fostering deeper bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Morocco.
They signed an agreement on gas transportation to the North African kingdom along the Atlantic coast.
The report said they also appreciated the significant progress in various areas of cooperation including agriculture, fertiliser production, energy infrastructure and mining.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also reports that President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria’s strongest selling point remains an intellectually aggressive and economically ambitious populace that always seeks self-improvement and self-actualization in any part of the world.
Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari’s spokesperson, in a statement in Abuja, said the president made this known in an audience with the prime minister of the Kingdom of Morocco, Saadeddine Othmani, at the Royal Guest Palace, Rabat, Morocco, on Monday, June 11.
Buhari said Nigeria’s visionary and resilient population works hard to always position the country for more growth, fuelled by a largely youthful group that continually wants to contribute to development.
“Nigerians are intellectually aggressive and economically ambitious. I received some of our students here yesterday and I am really impressed with the zeal and fearlessness they exuded.
“In Nigeria we have a very young and aggressive population and we are working very hard to create the enabling and inclusive environment for their contributions to be better appreciated,” he said.
According to him, his government was harnessing the human and material resources available in the country, especially in the educational and agricultural sectors, while seeking partnerships with countries that could explore the huge potentials in Nigeria.
He noted that Nigeria was already on the verge of an agricultural revolution as the importation of rice had been cut down by 90 per cent in 18 months.