Buhari meets Merkel in Berlin


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.

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 representatives of the National Assembly, will meet with President Joachim Gauck.


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


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

He is expected back to the country on Saturday.