President Buhari plays host to Turkish President Erdogan, wife

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President Buhari plays host to Turkish President Erdogan, wife

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and First Lady, A’isha, on Tuesday played host to Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

President Erdogan is in Nigeria on a two-day official visit to the country beginning from Tuesday.

The Turkish President, who is accompanied by his wife, Emine Erdogan, is expected to discuss with President Buhari about two dozen Bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MOUs and the two leaders will authorize the signing of those on which there is a concurrence.

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“In the course of the visit, the leaders of the two countries are expected to consider about two dozen Bilateral Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MOUs and they will authorize the signing of those on which there is a concurrence.

“In addition to the bilateral discussions, President Erdogan will hold one-on-one meeting with President Buhari, and he is expected to commission the Turkish Cultural Centre in Abuja, while his wife, Emine, accompanied by the First Lady, Aisha Buhari is expected to commission the newly-renovated Government Secondary School in Wuse 11.

“The school was renovated by a Turkish aid organization, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordinating Agency, TIKA,” a statement on Tuesday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, said.

Periscope International reports that Nigeria and Turkey are close allies, just as the presidents of the two countries have struck a friendship over the years since Buhari became president, with observers saying that the visit is a milestone in further cementing the bilateral relations between the two countries.

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