The President, Muhammadu Buhari on Friday morning returned to Abuja from Seoul, the South Korean capital, where he attended the first World Bio Summit 2022.
Buhari’s official jet touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, minutes before 6 am, ending his six-day working visit to the Asian country.
While in Seoul, the President, most notably, witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the rehabilitation of the Kaduna Refinery between the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited and the Daewoo Group.
At the signing, Buhari said, “Daewoo Group has massive investments in the automobile, maritime and other sectors of our economy.
“I am also aware that Daewoo is currently engaged in the execution of the NLNG train seven project and also constructing sea-going LPG vessels for NNPC and her partners.”
He also delivered a statement to world leaders at the Summit and held several of high-level consultations and bilateral meetings, especially one with his South Korean counterpart, Yoon Suk-yeol, and the Speaker of the country’s National Assembly, Mr. Kim Jin-Pyo.
He called for an expansion of the Nigeria-South Korea trade relations, urging investors to consider Nigeria as fertile soil for their business activities.
While meeting the immediate past Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, Buhari lamented that Nigeria is already experiencing the negative fallout of climate change seen in the flooding, desert encroachment and drought experienced in various parts of the country.
However, he expressed delight with the existing cooperation between Nigeria and the Republic of Korea especially in the area of energy supply, citing gas exports to the Asian country.