Nigeria-Canada relations as very cordial, expressing his desire to
further strengthen bilateral ties.
The Nigerian leader met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on
the margins of the 33rd AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In remarks before the press, President Buhari underscored the warm and
friendly relations between Nigeria and Canada, noting commonwealth
membership of both nations and the choice of Canada for higher education
by Nigerian students.
”We have a lot of students in Canada. We are aware of our vital roles
to keep the country together. We are eager to expand trade because you
are one of the ‘biggest customers’, of Nigeria’s crude oil.
”But the most important and enduring relations with Canada is
education,” President Buhari said.
In his remarks, the Canadian Prime Minister described President Buhari
as ”a leader in Africa”, adding that it was a pleasure to engage on
regional and international issues.
”Your leadership and reflection on the current situation challenging
Africa but also the potentials and opportunities are something that I am
very much looking up to.
”Canada and Nigeria have a long-standing and deep connection and
friendship, and I very much look forward to hearing your perspectives on
many big issues facing not just Africa but the world” Trudeau said.