Angela Merkel To Visit Nigeria In Hope Of Developing Economic Ties

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday play host to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel two days after the visit of the British Prime Minister Theresa May, tomorrow Friday 31st August 2018.

Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar said the visit is focused on security and strengthening economic ties between both countries according to .

While briefing journalists yesterday in Abuja, Ambassador Tugga said chancellor Merkel would be coming with business delegation to explore investment opportunities in Nigeria.

“She is coming with business delegation which is very important. We have strong economic relation with Germany over the years. ”

“The backbone of German economy is essentially made up of medium size, family owned businesses. There are quite concerned about how to de-risk their investments. This sort of step requires cooperation and support by both governments to facilitate the investment and minimise risk, ” he said.

Germany, he said, had been a very significant Nigeria’s partner and “there is still a lot we can do with Germany.”

“They are leaders in terms of vocational training. They have got a dual education system where you have the academic as well as the practical training side by side. And this is what we need at this juncture in our journey as a country,” the envoy added.


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