The Federal Government has sent out a clear message today to every Doubting Thomas in the country as Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo restated that the Transformation Agenda of the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan led administration has a robust plan for the rapid development of Nigeria.
Vice President Sambo stated this Wednesday, in his office at the State House, Abuja, when he received in audience the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullah, who led a high powered delegation to Nigeria.
The Vice President, who noted that Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had a long standing relationship, which had spanned several years, said “the relationship of Saudi Arabia and Nigeria has been a very old one, however, there is the need to further enhance this relationship and strengthen it so that we can add value to the socio economic status of our countries.”
Speaking further, Vice President Sambo called on Saudi Arabia and Saudi investors to come and tap into the various investment opportunities in the country, which according to him are in the areas of power supply, transportation, oil and gas, agriculture, solid minerals and several other viable areas of investment.
“I will seize this opportunity to invite the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to come and join hands with Nigeria to support our Transformation Agenda. We have in our Agenda a robust plan for the development of our country,” he stated.
Arc Sambo, used the opportunity to further extend Nigeria’s condolences to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the death of the late Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, who died last Saturday.
Speaking earlier, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdullah, expressing, delight with the reception given to him and his delegation, also expressed hope that their visit would be beneficial to the two countries.
Present at the event were the Minister of Defence, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Musa Sada, Minister of State Foreign Affairs II, Dr. Nurudeen Muhammed, and Minister of Finance, Dr. Yarima Lawal Ngama. Others were the Minister of State, Trade and Investment Dr. Samuel Ortom, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Amb. Abubakar Shehu Bunu and other top government functionaries.
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