President Muhammadu Buhari has urged German investors to invest in Nigeria’s infrastructure, especially the power sector.
Receiving Letter of Credence from the Ambassador of Germany, Birgitt Ory, at the State House, President Buhari assured German companies that the government would honour terms of agreements on investments in the country.
He said the agreements signed with Germany company, Siemens, on power would strengthened the partnerships for mutual benefit.
The President said the Nigeria would remain grateful to Germany for humanitarian interventions in the Northeast for the Internally Displaced Persons, and last month’s visit of the Chancellor Angela Merkel to Nigeria, which further strengthened bi-lateral relations.
In her remarks, the Ambassador said it was a great privilege to serve in Nigeria, which had always been her aspiration.
She described the country as the biggest and most important country in Africa.
Ambassador Ory congratulated Nigeria for holding two key positions in the United Nations, Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, and President of the UN General Assembly, Professor Tijani Mohammad-Bande, saying the country’s rising global profile reflects its pivotal role in Africa and West African region.
The German envoy assured the President that she would work towards improved relations between both countries, commending him for Nigeria’s role in ECOWAS, with renewed focus on economy and security.
President Buhari, who also received Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Ethiopia, Azanaw Tadesse Abreha, encouraged diplomats to stay longer in the country to understand the dynamics of the culture, economy and landscape of host countries.
The President said the bilateral relations with Ethiopia had been steady and rewarding for both countries, urging the ambassador to further strengthen the bond.
The Ethiopian Ambassador maintained that strategic relations between Nigeria and his country would be sustained.