Nigeria To Collaborae with Belarus in Agriculture For Mutual Gain

Nigeria’s President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), has stated that the two countries will work together for mutual gain, particularly in agriculture.

Buhari was addressing at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday while welcoming Gen. Victor Sheiman, Belarus President Alexandar Lukashenko’s Special Envoy.

Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser for Media and Publicity, said this in a statement captioned, “I’m impressed with the progress Belarus has made.” President Buhari declares, “We would undoubtedly collaborate.”

“I’m impressed with the development you’ve achieved as a country,” the President stated after listening to the visitor’s presentation. Your experiences will be extremely beneficial to us.

“I’ve taken note of your capacities, and we will contact you for areas we can collaborate, and work together, especially in agriculture. We have the land, the people, you have the technology, and you will surely hear from us.”

Before now, Gen. Sheiman had commended Buhari for working “for the benefit of Nigerian people,” noting that it was exactly what President Lukashenko was doing in Belarus.

He added, “We are a stable and friendly country, trying to be self-sufficient in many areas. We can offer a lot of opportunities to Nigerians. We will love to cooperate in industry, agriculture, petroleum, refineries, education, joint trading, transport, building of oil and gas pipelines, manufacturing of tyres, tractors, defense equipment, and several others.”

The Special Envoy claimed that his country’s agriculture was self-sufficient, and that surplus food products worth up to $7 billion were sold annually.

Belarus is willing to work with Nigeria on mechanized agriculture and can also assist in the battle against terrorism, he said.

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