Rabat – A Nigerian parliamentary delegation has visited the southern city of Laayoune to observe Morocco’s exemplary development in the southern provinces.
Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported that two members of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammad Adamu Aleiro and Orji Theodore Ahamefule, visited the area Sunday and met members of the regional committee of the National Human Rights Councils (CNDH), the municipal council and the regional council.
During the three day visit, the Nigerian officials also met several tribal sheikhs and religious notabilities of Morocco’s southern provinces to observe the multidimensional development that the region has experienced in the last decades.
The Nigerian senators toured the city, noting important socio-economic achievements, as well as many projects in progress.
The visit is a part of the new dynamic that Morocco’s relations with Nigeria are experiencing.
In May 2017, Morocco and Nigeria concluded several agreements related to the Nigeria-Morocco Gazoduc Project and the Moroccan-Nigerian cooperation in fertilizers.
The government has invested MAD 21 billion until the end of March 2018 on the development projects.
The projects are part of King Mohammed VI’s development model, which he launched in Laayoune in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Green March in 2015.
These projects include a road network, airports to serve African destinations, a railway between Tangier and Lagouira to link Morocco with other African countries, and an economic development fund to “support businesses and the social economy, generate steady income and create jobs, particularly for young people.”