The Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, will visit Nigeria on Sunday, 29 October, and Monday, 30 October.
According to reports, he will be visiting Africa’s most populous nation with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
A statement shared on the German Embassy in Nigeria’s website disclosed that this is the first visit by a Head of Government to Nigeria since the inauguration of the new government.
“With diplomatic relations spanning over 60 years, Germany and Nigeria have maintained a warm and longstanding relationship. They are natural partners, as both are the strongest economies and the most populous countries on their respective continents.
“This visit intends to highlight Germany’s appreciation for the strong partnership over the years and underscores the importance the German government places on Nigeria’s role in the region and globally.
“While in the country, Chancellor Olaf Scholz will meet with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and ECOWAS Commission President, Dr. Omar Alieu Touray in Abuja. He will then proceed to Lagos, where he will open a Nigeria-German Business Conference organized by the Nigerian-German Chamber of Commerce.
“While in Lagos, he will engage with representatives of Nigerian civil society, as well as Nigerian startup entrepreneurs. Along with the delegation, Chancellor Scholz will participate in a tour of the city of Lagos to gain insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by a megacity like Lagos.
“Chancellor Scholz will be accompanied by a delegation of high-ranking German business leaders, including CEOs of some of Germany’s most valuable companies, as well as a cultural delegation.
This visit is also aimed at intensifying relations in the economic and cultural sectors and exploring opportunities for investment in Nigeria,” the statement reads.