Nigeria, Morroco fertilizer deal creates 50,000 jobs — NNPC boss

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the supply of phosphate between Nigerian and Morocco has created about 50, 000 jobs, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has said.

A statement by NNPC spokesperson, Ndu Ughumadu, said the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Maikanti Baru, made this disclosure in Abuja.

Mr. Baru disclosed this recently while receiving the National coordinator of The New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD-Nigeria), Gloria Akobundu, at the NNPC Towers in Abuja.

The NNPC boss, who noted that the MoU between the two countries was for the supply of phosphate to rejuvenate agriculture by making fertilizer available and affordable, said the deal had started yielding positive results in the country.

“The Moroccans have already supplied a cargo of phosphate which has been delivered to various blending plants across the country,” the GMD said.

“Already, eleven blending plants have come into production because of the supply.

“I am happy to inform you that this development has translated to the creation of about 50, 000 jobs and led to the production of about 1.3million tonnes of fertiliser in the country.”

According to the statement, the Moroccans have also given Nigeria a generous credit term of 90 days and they are planning to bring in more cargoes that will fit the various blending plants in the country, following the arrival of the first consignment.

According to the GMD, aside being a huge boost to the Nigerian agricultural sector and the economy, this partnership is expected to boost bilateral relationship between the two countries.

 

Source: Premium Times

Cristiano Ronaldo Ignores Real Madrid President’s Orders And Flies Out To Morocco To See ‘Best Friend’ With His Family

There were reports recently that the Real Madrid star had been banned by his club’s president Florentino Perez from making constant trips to Morocco to see kick boxer friend, Badr Hari. But photos uploaded yesterday by the player on his Instagram account and photos from paparazzi indicate Ronaldo not only defied his club’s president orders, but he also traveled with his mum and son Cristiano Jr and they all spent the weekend with Badr Hari. See more photos below…

And according to reports, contrary to a gay relationship between Cristiano and Badr being mooted by some media outlets ,the 30-year-old Portuguese international is planning to build a house and hotel in Marrakech, Morocco as he and his family are huge lovers of the city.