Global Upfront Newspapers
Breaking News Cover News

German-Nigerian relations in focus as outing German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, calls President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari was in a telephone call Thursday with outgoing German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, who initiated the chat to pay compliments and say thank you to the Nigerian President.

President Buhari had, in concluding his address at the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York last week said: “Let me close my statement by paying special tribute to a great and humane internationalist, and an exemplary practitioner of multilateralist cooperation. I am speaking of Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany. As she exits the stage, we wish her well.”

According to a statement by Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina, Chancellor Merkel thanked President Buhari for his kind words and felicitation, wishing him greater successes in the challenging task of leading Nigeria and her about 200 million people.

The President was full of appreciation for the cooperation Germany showed Nigeria, and the ECOWAS sub-region at large.

He particularly mentioned the support for the project to recharge Lake Chad, through inter-basin water transfer, which would alleviate the plight of about 30 million people.

President Buhari applauded Merkel’s initiatives on rehabilitation of refugees, and help for developing countries.

President Buhari said German companies like Julius Berger, Siemens, and others, were doing well in the country, adding that the Federal Government was doing a lot to improve infrastructure.

On the security situation, the President said a lot was being done to stabilize things at this difficult period, thanking all the countries that had given helping hand, including Germany.

And on agriculture and food security, President Buhari said much had been achieved, leading to stoppage of massive food importation to the country.

Advertize With Us

See Also

Rihanna Makes History After Cracking Forbes Billionaires List For The First Time

Global Upfront

Buhari signs Climate Change, AMCON (Amendment) bills into law

Global Upfront

Buhari, others join prayers for unity, peace as Muslims end Tasfir at Presidential Villa, Abuja

Global Upfront

African nations urged to retool annual budgets toward agriculture production, expanding food reserves

Global Upfront

‘Mess With Israel, You’ll Pay A Price,’ PM Warns After Iran Steel Plant Cyberattack

Global Upfront

Enugu State reopens all Primary, Secondary Schools September 28

Global Upfront

NGO, INTERSOS, Speaks on Official Involved in Rape in Which Female Victim Committed Suicide, Apologises

Global Upfront

Court deals Andy Uba political death blow, describes APC primary as “crude and primitive,” Uba vows to appeal judgement

Global Upfront

Mutinying Soldiers Detain Burkina Faso President Kabore

Global Upfront

Buhari urges caution on quest for ECOWAS Common Currency

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More