President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to ensuring the rehabilitation and safe return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their communities.
The president renewed the administration’s commitment on Thursday while speaking at the State House, Abuja during a farewell audience with the outgoing Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria, Rolf Ree.
Mr. Buhari welcomed the humanitarian aid provided by Norway and some European Union member countries in support of IDPs in Nigeria.
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He said Nigeria and Norway would partner to deepen their agricultural cooperation, especially in fish farming and fisheries development.
The president also assured the outgoing Norwegian envoy that his administration would continue to promote agriculture as an alternative revenue earner for the country.
Earlier, Mr. Ree had lauded Buhari’s administration for the recent clean-up of Ogoniland and other oil producing communities in the Niger-Delta region.
In a related development, the president also received the outgoing Mexican envoy, Anthonio Blanco, on Thursday in Abuja.
During the farewell audience, Buhari commended the cordial relations between Nigeria and Mexico in the 40 years of their diplomatic relations.
Mr. Blanco, in his remarks, stressed the need for deeper and more productive relations between his country and Nigeria.