President hosts Merkel at Aso Rock, 2 days after meeting Theresa May
The two leaders proceeded to hold a closed-door meeting after Merkel's arrival.
The two leaders proceeded to hold a closed-door meeting shortly after Merkel's arrival.
She's the second foreign leader Buhari has received at the Villa this week after his meeting with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, on Wednesday, August 29.
Conduct credible elections in 2019 - Merkel tells Buhari
Merkel's visit to Buhari in Abuja concludes her tour of Africa after similar visits to Senegal and Ghana this week. Her visit focused on strengthening economic development and containing illegal migration.
After the private meeting with Buhari, the two conducted a joint press conference where she urged President Buhari to ensure that the 2019 general elections are free, fair and credible for everyone involved.
Speaking through a translator, she said, "I appeal that the forth-coming elections in Nigeria should be free, fair and credible. It should not result to chaos or complete breakdown of law and order. A credible election is an important aspect of democracy and good governance."
Merkel also talked about boosting Nigeria's power generation capacity and noted that she would be focusing on boosting small businesses in the three African countries she visited.
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