Nigeria, Turkey To Strengthen Ties On Bilateral Trade, Security
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to strengthen cooperation on Bilateral trade and security.
Speaking at a joint press conference after holding talks in Ankara with his host, President Buhari said the two leaders discussed the prospects of increasing their bilateral trade, which has exceeded $779 million USD in the first eight months of 2017.
‘‘There are a lot of potentialities in terms of investments and a lot is being done in the educational and health sectors in Nigeria. These will be strengthened and I assure you that Nigeria is prepared to accept Turkish business people to come and explore more of Nigeria’s potentialities,’’ Buhari said.
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his speech, stated that he will stand with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, and provide all kinds of necessary support.
Erdogan, also revealed the country’s plan to invest in Nigeria’s electricity, refineries and gas sectors.
He stated that increasing the flights between Turkey and Nigeria would further improve commercial and people-to-people relationships.