The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (seated.), On Friday arrived in Abuja from Madrid, the capital of Spain, after his official State visit.
He was received at the Presidential Palace of the Namibian International Airport, by FCT Minister Mohammed Bello, and the Director-General of State Security, Yusuf Bichi, among others.
During his two-day state visit, Buhari signed at least nine Invitations to Partnership with the Spanish government.
They include the Legal Aid Agreement on Criminal Matters; Referral of Convicted Persons; Extradition; Economic and Trade Cooperation; Tourism.
Some were at the Games; Health; Fight Against COVID-19; and Science and Innovation.
In a meeting with his Spanish counterpart, President Pedro Sanchez, President Buhari said his country was looking forward to expanding relations between the two countries.
He commended Sanchez for his leadership qualities and contributions to the war on terror in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Mali, and looked forward to cooperation in the region.
Both leaders also discussed areas of cooperation where Agreements and Agreements were signed.
Addressing a Spanish-Nigeria Business Summit hosted by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Industry, Trade and Investment, the President extended investment incentives to Spanish investors to strengthen long-term business relations between the two countries.
This comes as he said growing cooperation with African countries such as Nigeria could be what all of Europe needs to reduce with regard to current and potential future challenges.
Buhari has listed the motives that will include: Three to five years of tax holidays for companies in what we see as a pioneer industry; tax-free jobs and no restrictions on foreign quotes in our Free Trade Area; large sums of money in agriculture, manufacturing and engineering among others.
He also urged investors to look beyond the global crisis but to focus on the opportunities it presents. According to him, there are no challenges other than opportunities and solutions.
To the Diverse Nigerian people, the President said the State Government would vigorously protect and defend the interests of law-abiding citizens.
He provided this assurance when he met some Nigerians living in Spain.
They include the President of the Nigerian Community in Spain John Bosco, his deputy, Richard Omoregbe, a Super Eagles player, who works with Leganes FC, Kenneth Omeruo, a football agent, Obinna Okafor, a flight attendant, Mohammed Bashir, an international journalist, Segun Adedoyin, and and businessman, Bright Omorodion.
Buhari told the team, which he described as ambassador to the country of Spain, “Many of you are here for a variety of reasons, some looking for a satisfying career in sports, especially in football where you earn decent money to support yourself and take care of yourself. your extended families in Nigeria including home investing.
“Some of you work in other businesses that have improved your socioeconomic status, both here and at home. Most importantly, by your commitment to your diverse phone, you have enhanced the name and image of our country, thus gaining Nigerian respect in Spain.
“I have also been informed of your legal observance here in Spain. I wish to encourage you to continue to be an example to our youth at home and to strengthen the image of being the best Nigerian Ambassador to Spain and to live peacefully in the various communities in which you live here. ”
Following his arrival, Buhari will meet with candidates for the presidency of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday ahead of Monday’s first election.
Auntyamebo blog reports that, in a meeting with the Progressive Governors Forum and APC Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, Buhari spoke of the need to elect a candidate who will ensure the party victory in next year’s elections.