President Goodluck Jonathan has called on African countries to invest more in trade to strengthen relationships and promote welfare of African citizens.
Jonathan, who stated this when the out-going High Commissioner of Botswana to Nigeria, Mr Clifford Maribe, paid him a farewell visit at the State House, Abuja, urged African businessmen to take advantage of the many investment opportunities available in the continent to improve their economic and political relations.
In his own remarks, Maribe, told the president that the business forum held in Gaborone during his visit in September had started yielding positive results.
The commissioner who said his tenure in Nigeria had led to stronger ties between the two countries, expressed appreciation for the cooperation he enjoyed during his stay in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the president also commended the out-going Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Francis Sigel for completing the construction of Kenya’s Chancery and staff housing and described it as “a mark of your confidence in us and our relationship”.
The president also said there was a need to improve economic relations between Nigeria and Kenya through more high-level visits.
In his own reaction, Sigel said he enjoyed his stay in Nigeria.