President Buhari meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin Germany on Friday, October 14, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Berlin, Germany, on a three-day official visit from Oct. 13 to 15 to discuss matters of security and national development.

While in Berlin, Buhari would confer with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on issues of interests between the two nations.

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A statement earlier issued by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the president would discuss issues of further security cooperation with Merkel.

The president, Adesina said, would also discuss issues on humanitarian situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria with Merkel.

He said Buhari would discuss issues on the rehabilitation of the North-East as well as on trade and economic relations between both countries.

He is accompanied by Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno, Rochas Okorocha of Imo and also representatives of the National Assembly. The Nigerian contingent will also meet with President Joachim Gauck.

More photos of Buharis’s visit to Germany

President Buhari and his host, Merkel inspect a guard of honour mounted by German soldiers.


The Nigerian president and his host, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, shaking hands.


President Muhammadu Buhari and some members of Nigerian delegation held a bilateral meeting with the German team led by the country’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. 2016.

President Buhari is reported to have urged Germany to help in curbing oil theft in Nigeria through assistance in the areas of equipment, training as well as sharing of intelligence with the Nigeria Navy.

He will head back to Nigeria on Saturday.