Nigeria, Morocco to sign 15 agreements

Ben Adam Shemang, Abuja

King Mohammed the 6th of Morocco is on a three day visit to Nigeria.

The King held the Friday Muslim Prayers with the Nigerian President, Mohamadu Buhari at the National mosque, Abuja.

The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyema told Voice of Nigeria that fifteen agreements will be signed between the two countries covering various areas of cooperation.

They include many with the private sector led by Africa’s richest man, Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote especially in fertilizer production.

Other areas are oil and gas where the West African Gas project will pass to Morocco up to Europe, apart from transportation, agriculture and issues of the environment.

Mr Onyema also said that terrorism issue will be discussed and that Morocco has been a great friend of Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram.

On the Issue of Saharawi Arab Republic where Morocco claims ownership and control, the Minister said that Nigeria’s position remains constant, that Western Sahara has been recognised by Nigeria and that the country will not change its position.

A communiqué is expected during this visit.

Omolayo.A