German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made his third visit to sub-Saharan Africa in two years, with a focus on strengthening economic ties and discussing trade and investment opportunities.

Scholz’s trip to Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia comes ahead of the November 20th meeting of African and G20 countries in Berlin, where Germany will focus on economic relations with countries linked to the reform of Berlin’s “Compact with Africa” initiative.


During his meeting with Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, Scholz pushed for further development of Nigeria’s capacity to meet local needs, while also seeking improved trade relations with Nigeria.


Tinubu said amongst others, Nigeria is fighting terrorism and that is improving, however, they still need more support in that area.

Scholz expressed the commitment of Germany to democracy and the rule of law saying, they will examine how they can continue to support Nigeria especially in developing the economy and using the economic opportunities of Nigeria.