By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief) @CeleOkaf11
The newly designated Nigerian High Commissioner to Zambia, Ambassador Nwanne Ominyi, has pledged to ensure an increased and more fruitful bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Speaking during a reception in his honor by his friends in Abuja, Tuesday, Ominyi noted that the two countries already had a robust relationship which will be fine-tuned for better results. He urged Nigerians, especially businessmen to be ready to do more with Zambia as he would work to ensure an increased trade volume.
Ominyi also pledged not to let the president and the nation down, while pleading with all citizens to keep their faith strong in an indivisible one Nigeria as the present challenges are temporary.
In his speech, the Zambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Solomon Jere, noted that they are many Nigerians in Zambia doing legitimate business just as there are many Zambians in Nigeria. He noted that the two countries intermarry and do plenty of other things in common. The Zambian Envoy wished Ambassador Ominyi a pleasant stay in his country, Zambia.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Steve Egbo, the Executive Director of Administration and Training in the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) who is the leader of the group of friends of the Ambassador, noted that he had no doubt that Nigeria will find a good representative in Ambassador Ominyi.
Egbo however described Ominyi as " forthright, a dogged fighter and great mobilizer. We are sure he would deploy all these abilities to work for Nigeria in Zambia".
The event was attended by several dignitaries from the diplomatic community and top politicians. NNL.