Category: Special Reports | Posted date: 2018-09-01 07:52:44 | Updated date: 2018-09-01 08:12:53 | Posted by: Mercy-Babs News
There is the need to improve on situation at home and make young people to know how dangerous it is to leave their countries. Many stories told about Germany are not true
The visiting German Chancellor H. E Angela Merkel has told immigrants to stay in their own countries just as she also advised on the need by Nigeria to improve on the state of its economy, stressing that migrants should be made to understand the risks associated with illegal migration to Europe.
She said “there is the need to improve on situation at home and make young people to know how dangerous it is to leave their countries. Many stories told about Germany are not true.”
Merkel, who spoke through an interpreter during the joint press briefing shortly after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, revealed the details of German assistance coming to Nigeria through partnership.
She said Nigeria would be assisted on the area of agriculture and education, disclosing that there were about 1,200 Nigerians currently studying in Germany and that German government was on its step to increasing the number.
While describing Nigeria’s economy as strategically relevant in Africa, Merkel said both countries partnering in food production, automobile manufacturing and energy would further strengthen their relationship and result in a win-win situation.
According to her, “In preparing for this visit, we engaged the spirit of win-win situation. We were in agreement to create a win-win situation on both sides by creating legal means of migration as it is in other countries.
Merkel disclosed that both countries have signed three memoranda of understanding on agriculture, commerce and automobiles.
Meanwhile, in a separate interview, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama gave the details of the memoranda of understanding signed by both countries.
“Three MoUs were signed in Agriculture especially technologies in agricultural sector. One in building automative capacity to produce Volkswagon in the country and another to fund and finance risk taken in various business areas, this is running into billions of dollars investment”, Onyeama disclosed.