Buhari hails EU for trade, support to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the European Union’s (EU) for making significant investments in Nigeria’s growth.

Buhari who described the regional union as Nigeria largest trading partner spoke yesterday at State House, Abuja, while receiving in a farewell audience, the Ambassador/ Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS Ketil Karlsen.

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the also pointed out that the EU has been of help to Nigeria in diverse other ways, including humanitarian support.

President Buhari thanked the outgoing Ambassador for facilitating the visits of French and German leaders during his tour of duty, noting that it was during Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s visit that the door to relationship with Siemens of Germany on power was opened.

Ambassador Karlsen, who spent four years in Nigeria, said he enjoyed “excellent collaboration” with President Buhari, and with Nigeria, saying the cooperation included trade, military, humanitarian assistance, and many others.

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