President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Abuja said African oil producing countries particularly needed to come together and strategise on the best ways of protecting their domestic economies from the vagaries of fluctuating oil prices.
He stated this, while receiving Angola’s new ambassador to Nigeria, Eustaquio Janeiero Quibato, Jonathan said that African oil producing countries particularly needed to come together and strategise on the best ways of protecting their domestic economies from the vagaries of fluctuating oil prices.
“We are blessed with oil and we must continue to do all that we possibly can to maximize its benefits for our countries and the African continent,” Jonathan told Quibato.
He added that Nigeria and Angola have always had cordial bilateral relations and called for the expansion of trade, economic, cultural and political cooperation between the two countries.
In a related development, Jonathan while welcoming Hungary’s new ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Ternak Gabor, he called for greater international support and assistance for West African countries that continue to be plagued by the Ebola Virus Disease.
Jonathan also received Letters of Credence from the new ambassador of Burundi, Mathias Haranungarawe and the new ambassador of Serbia, Prof. Jovan Maric.
He wished all the new ambassadors very successful tenures in Nigeria and assured them that they will receive the full cooperation of the Federal Government as they work to enhance bilateral relations between their countries and Nigeria.