Exclusive: Nigeria And Morocco Sign Bilateral Agreement On Agricultural Cooperation

Agreement to strengthen existing agreements on the fertiliser industry and education Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – Chief Audu Ogbeh and his Moroccan counterpart – Mr Aziz Akhannouch have signed a cooperation agreement on vocational training and technical support, which will enhance capacity for agricultural management in Nigeria. The Hon. Minister is on the entourage of President Muhammadu Buhari on his 2-day Official Visit to Morocco at the invitation of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI.

The two countries signed three Agreements on Agricultural Cooperation, a Gas Pipeline and a Basic Chemicals Platform. Further discussions will focus on strengthening existing agreements on the fertiliser industry, education cooperation, the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline project and establishing a basic chemical platform to harness Nigeria’s vast natural gas resources and support Morocco’s diammonium phosphate industry.

President Buhari, Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe and their Morocco counterpart during the signing

Nigeria and Morocco had in December 2016 signed a collaboration agreement to revive the abandoned Nigerian fertiliser blending plants. Following the signing of the agreement, 14 fertiliser plants had been revitalised so far under the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative with a capacity of 2.3 million metric tonnes of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium (K) — NPK fertiliser.

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