Today Tuesday November 26th, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was graced with a visit from the Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mark Rutte. The Netherlands’s Prime Minister arrived at the Forecourt of the Presidential Villa by 11.02.am.
He was received by Buhari in a brief ceremony. They held a closed-door meeting in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria and it is hopeful that numerous treaties will be signed at the end of the two-pronged discussions between Nigerian officials and the delegation of Netherlands.
The Prime minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte was accompanied by a trade delegation made up of Chief Executive Officers of Dutch companies that are currently operating in Nigeria as well as potential investors.
Major officials of both Nigeria and Netherlands held a bilateral consultations and a business round table talk during this visit.The Ambassador of Nigeria to the Netherlands, Oji Ngofa, said that the visit would pave a way for more Dutch investments to Nigeria, particularly in the manufacturing and agriculture segments.
The Ambassador of Nigeria, Oji Nyimenuate Ngofa expresses how important this visit is to Nigeria’s economy as he says, ‘’this visit affords us the opportunity to assess the state of our bilateral relations which I believe is very cordial and to also look at all the areas that we have agreed to partner for mutual benefits. “Having this visit for me at this level is very gratifying. It is the best thing to happen to us as a country’’…“The Dutch have a very powerful and competitive economy; they are the second largest producers of food and agricultural products in the world’’, Ngofa added… “They are advanced in innovation and technology, especially in the area of agriculture, which we can leverage on, and with our involvement with them, in investment and trade, we have a lot we can benefit from them,’’ continued Ambassador Oji Ngofa.