The President of the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils received a delegation of Nigerian elected officials of the Nigerian Association of Local Authorities (15 members) on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:00 am, in the premises of the Provincial Council of Rabat, located at the headquarters of the Wilaya of Rabat-Salé-Kenitra.

After welcoming the Nigerian delegation, the President made a detailed presentation on the development of decentralization in Morocco, as well as on the subject of advanced regionalization and what distinguishes it, in view of the new constitutional provisions, which have made local authorities a fundamental lever for the economic and social development of our country.

Meanwhile, the Head of Delegation gave an overview of the Nigerian model of local management, expressing his admiration of the steps taken by Morocco in this area.

After having interacted with all the questions of the members of the delegation, having dealt with the competences of the three levels of local authorities and the role of the central government to accompany them in the effective implementation of decentralization, the meeting was concluded with the expression of a common desire to deepen cooperation and the creation of renewed opportunities to exchange successful experiences.

The establishment of a partnership and cooperation agreement between the two associations was also suggested.

At the end of this meeting, the head of the Nigerian delegation extended a generous invitation to the members of the Association to visit Nigeria in the near future, in order to discover the country’s experience in the field of local democracy.