Nigeria president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari has praised the European Union (EU) for helping Nigeria in diverse ways, including humanitarian and trade relations.
The president said this in a statement issued today by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, while receiving in a farewell audience, the Ambassador/Head of the EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, His Excellency Ketil Karlsen at the State House, Abuja.
“The European Union (EU) has been of help to Nigeria in diverse ways, including humanitarian and trade relations,” President Buhari has said.
The statement further stated that the president appreciated the fact that the EU remains the largest trading partner with Nigeria, while members of the Union equally remain the largest investors.
“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 here, said he enjoyed “excellent collaboration” with President Buhari, and with Nigeria, saying the cooperation included trade, military, humanitarian assistance, and many others.