– President Buhari will leave Nigeria today for a three-day official visit to Germany
– German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive Buhari to discuss the current situation in Nigeria, in particular, the fight against the terrorist organisation Boko Haram and the humanitarian situation in northern Nigeria
– However, presidential media aide didn’t reveal if Buhari will undergo a medical checkup
Femi Adesina, the presidential media aide, has finally confirmed that Muhammadu Buhari will on October 12 embark on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany.
According to Buhari’s aide, while in Berlin, President Buhari, will meet with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss issues of shared interests between Nigeria and Germany, comprising further cooperation on security, the humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and rehabilitation of the North-East, as well as trade and economic relations between both countries.
The statement made available to NAIJ.com, further reads: “Thereafter, the president, who will be accompanied by Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Rochas Okorocha of Imo respectively and representatives of the National Assembly, will meet with Federal President Joachim Gauck.
“In furtherance of the administration’s objective to attract more foreign investment and create economic opportunities in the country, President Buhari will participate in a Business Forum in Berlin with leading German companies already active in Nigeria and other prospective investors.
“Before returning to Abuja, the President is expected to meet with representatives of the Nigerian community in Germany.
“President Buhari is committed to deepening relations with Germany and building on the very cordial relations both countries enjoy in several areas of bilateral cooperation including the fight against terrorism, economic relations, rebuilding of the Northeast, support for IDPs, vocational training, energy partnership and cultural relations.”
The reports on Monday emerged that the president will also pay a visit to a local hospital.
Meanwhile, the presidency didn’t confirm or deny this report, so it’s unclear whether the president has any kind of a medical problem or will have a medical checkup.
President Buhari shortly after the inauguration attended the G7 summit in Elmau, Germany – the trip was his first to a non-African country after his assumption of office.
From February 8 to 12 this year, President Gauck, accompanied by a delegation of German business community, was on an official visit to Nigeria, where they had fruitful discussions on trade and investments with representatives of government and the private sector in Abuja and Lagos.
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