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Canadian Envoy Restates His Belief in Nigeria, Meets Akume

He also assured Nigeria to always count on the Canadian government for necessary support.

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Jamie Christoff has reiterated his belief in Nigeria.

He made the remark when he paid a visit to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, in the company of the Canadian Political Attache to Nigeria, Mr. Michael Murphy in his office.

“I am a great believer in Nigeria and Nigeria is a great country. We share a lot in common as we also practice a federal system of government,” Christoff said.

He said Canada is a country with two official languages, adding that they have people from all over the planet that make up the country.

He described federalism as a system that can be designed to suit different levels with some form of coordination.

He also assured Nigeria to always count on the Canadian government for necessary support.

The envoy promised to let his country know that Nigeria was undergoing a transition process concerning the economic situation of the country.

The High Commissioner pledged stronger agricultural cooperation between the countries to bring further prosperity, saying that Nigeria and Canada are large producers of grains that can be of viable economic development that is mutually beneficial.

In his remarks, Akume assured the Canadian Government of Nigeria’s commitment to consolidate the existing relationship with the country on the heels of their bilateral ties for mutual economic benefits particularly in agricultural development.

The SGF stated that Nigeria and Canada share a lot in common concerning the system of government of the two countries.

On the current economic situation in the country, the SGF stated that it was inherited but gave the assurance that the hardship will only be temporary due to the current economic policies of the government that are fundamentally designed to cushion the situation and bring succor to the citizenry.

He stressed the commitment of the federal government to the bilateral agreement between the countries to bolster economic development to reassure the citizenry.

He recalled that in 2022 Nigeria was Canada’s largest bilateral trade partner in Africa, with Canadian imports from Nigeria totalling about $1.7billion mainly from mineral fuels, oils, and cocoa.

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