The Honourable 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 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.
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.
The Honourable 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.