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President Muhammadu Buhari to depart for the US Saturday (File photo: State House)

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to depart Nigeria on Saturday for a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco.

According to a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, the visit is at the invitation of His Royal Majesty, King Mohammed VI.

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It follows prior engagements in December 2016, during the official visit of His Majesty to Nigeria.

In Rabat, discussions will focus on strengthening existing agreements on the fertilizer 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.

The statement reads in part: “It is noteworthy that following the signing of a collaboration agreement between Nigeria and Morocco in December 2016 to revive the abandoned Nigerian fertilizer blending plants, 14 plants have been revitalized so far under the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI); with a total capacity of 2.3 million MT of NPK fertilizers.

“The President will be accompanied on the trip by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State and other senior government officials.”