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Tinubu departs Germany after G20 summit

President Bola Tinubu

 

President Bola Tinubu departed Berlin, the capital city of Germany on Wednesday afternoon.

Tinubu left Berlin for Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, after a four-day official visit to Germany, to attend the G20 Summit in the country.

The president, whose convoy arrived at the Terminal One wing of Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport boarded his official aircraft, Nigeria Air Force 001, at about 12.41 pm and took off for Abuja at about 1.09 pm.

Having arrived in Berlin last Sunday morning, the President attended the G20 Compact with Africa conference, hosted by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at JW Marriott Hotel in Berlin.

During the Africa conference, Tinubu joined other Heads of State and Governments of CWA member countries, bilateral partners, as well as heads of international organizations and deliberated on the immediate enhancement of economic and business cooperation to outline concrete measures to boost investments in critical areas such as energy, trade, infrastructure, and new technologies, among others.

However, the G20 CwA Conference took place simultaneously with the Fourth G20 Investment Summit, co-hosted by the German government and German business associations.

On Monday, Tinubu also held bilateral talks with the German Chancellor, Scholz with top officials of the two countries including ministers in attendance.

Similarly, the President on Tuesday, attended the 10th German-Nigerian Business Forum in Berlin where he assured the German business community that with Nigeria’s stable political landscape, foreign investments into the country are now very secure.

He further disclosed that with a resilient democracy, Nigeria is well-primed to attract foreign direct investments.

Tracing the history of stable democratic dispensation in Nigeria since the inception of the Fourth Republic, Tinubu said: ”Since 1999, we have witnessed changes in democratic governance, with peaceful transfers of power within and between parties.

“Democracy in Nigeria has proven to be flexible and resilient. Shake off any remnants of the military era syndrome; we have moved beyond that. Despite challenges faced by other African nations, Nigeria stands firm, and we are your partners.”

 

 

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