The presidency says it has accepted offers by the Turkish authorities to set up new schools and hospitals in Nigeria.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a feature ‘Key Takeaways from President Muhammadu Buhari’s 4-day engagement in Turkey’.
Shehu stated that a new investor, the Maarif Foundation for education was introduced to the Nigerian delegation to take up the establishment of schools and hospitals in Nigeria.
He disclosed that a delegation from the foundation would visit Nigeria to commence the process of registration.
“The two countries agreed to expand cooperation in exchange of scholars, exchange of students and exchange/sharing of ideas, skills and education technology and to improve scholarships for Nigerians to study in Turkey,’’ he added.
Shehu revealed that Nigeria and Turkey also agreed to resolve the issues relating to Nigerian students in Turkish universities that were facing exclusion due to visa challenges.