The Sokoto State Government has said that it has concluded plans to partner with the Kingdom of Morocco in the areas of solar energy and agriculture.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal stated this on Monday after a meeting with the Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Mosidfa Bouh, in Abuja
In a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal said Morocco has been at the forefront of technology on the continent with giant strides in some critical sectors.
“Morocco has distinguished itself in some critical sectors, as such relationship between the two states will be of utmost importance to the two parties.
“We discussed a number of issues which we hope to concretize in follow-up discussions.
He added that, “We sought a closer working relationship between our two states, especially in areas like solar energy and leather works.
“Other areas are agriculture, especially irrigation, educational and cultural integration, as well as fertiliser management.
“In terms of fertiliser, we informed the Ambassador that Sokoto has a large deposit of primary natural substances needed for making fertiliser,” the governor said.
Mr Mosidfa Bouh, in his remarks, stated that Morocco has a long-standing relationship with Sokoto Caliphate in the areas of religion, education and culture, he thereby, urged the governor and the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar to visit Morocco for a meeting with King Mohammed VI.