President Muhammadu Buhari welcome Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Nigeria for a two-day official visit beginning Tuesday.
Erdogan, who would be accompanied by the First Lady, Emine, is scheduled to arrive from Angola and leave to Togo after the conclusion of his visit, according to a statement from the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu.
Shehu said that during the visit, the two nations’ leaders are anticipated to examine about two dozen bilateral agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and will authorize the signing of those that have bipartisan support.
Along with bilateral discussions, he said, Erdogan, who will meet with Buhari one-on-one, is expected to commission the Turkish Cultural Centre in Abuja, while his wife, Emine, accompanied by First Lady Mrs. Aisha Buhari, is expected to commission the newly renovated Government Secondary School in Wuse 11.
According to the presidential assistant, the school was refurbished by a Turkish assistance organization, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordinating Agency, TIKA. Nigeria regards Turkey as a close ally and views this visit as a watershed moment in bilateral ties.