Guinea Bissau Seeks Continous Assistance From Nigeria

President President Sheriff Namajo of Guinea Bissau and Nigeria’s Vice President Namadi Sambo have held a meeting in Makkah Saudi Arabia. It was  part of meetings  on the platform of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in which  Sambo was representing President Goodluck Jonathan  in Makkah from the 14th to the 15th of August 2012.A statement from the vice president’s office said  at the instance of the President of the Republic of Guinea Bissau, a meeting was held at the Makkah Royal Palace Hotel between the duo.

President  Namajo while thanking the Vice President for agreeing to receive him at short notice used  the occasion to extol Nigeria and President Goodluck Jonathan over the friendly nature their citizens are being treated by Nigeria.

He noted that  but for the exigencies of work, he was ought to have been  in Abuja so as to Personally extend his warm regards and well wishes to the government and good people of Nigeria from his country and to thank Nigeria for their continuous assistance and support to his country, noting that he was proud of Nigeria.

In his response the Vice President assured President Sheriff that Nigeria would continue to support Guinea Bissau to enable President Sheriff, discharge his constitutional duties to his people.

He promised to convey his message to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of his intention to come and pay him a visit to enable him thank Nigeria for the gesture to the Guinea Bissau Republic. He prayed God to accept their supplication in the holy month of Ramadan and wished him journey mercies home.

Present at the meeting were the Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, Minister of State II Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Bunu and other top government officials.