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Nigeria, Poland sign pact on energy, agriculture sectors

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Agriculture to strengthen collaboration between both countries in the sector.

Duda disclosed this while briefing journalists at the front porch of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, shortly after a closed door session with Buhari.

According to him, the MoU becomes necessary in the light of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the consequent food crisis.

Describing Russia’s aggression as “unjustified” Duda noted that his country is supporting affected states and its partner countries to boost agricultural yield.

In the energy dimension, he noted that Nigeria, being rich in gas, will ensure a steady increase of supply to Poland and the rest of the European Union.

“I hope we’re going to see some fruit in this memorandum we have signed,” he said.

On his part, Buhari thanked the Polish Government for opening its arms to Nigerian students whose studies were truncated by the Russia-Ukraine crisis; offering them opportunities for continued education.

He noted that both countries have reached agreements to increase collaboration in agriculture, energy and defense.

After the briefing Buhari and his host proceeded to the State House Banquet Hall for lunch.

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