Nigeria, Cuba Pledge Improved Bilateral Relations

senate_president__david_markNigeria and Republic of Cuba have agreed to strengthen the bilateral relations including exchange programmes on Health, Education , Sports and culture that would improve the standard of living of the citizenry.

Similarly, parliaments of both nations would exchange programmes on legislations in order to make common laws that would facilitate the bilateral relations.

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator David Mark and the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria Hugo Ramos Milanes agreed at a parley in Abuja to work for the strengthening of the bilateral relations between the two nations in a manner that would be economically and socially beneficial to the countries.

Senator Mark recalled that Nigeria and Cuba have a lot of socio- cultural affinity  that should be harnessed for the benefit of both nations.

He noted the exploits and excellence of Cuba in the fields of Medicine, Health and Education and requested for their imput to make Nigeria’s  centres of excellence.

Senator Mark added that Nigeria would also assist Cuba in areas where “we have comparative advantages including Soccer”.

Earlier, the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria said he was in Nigeria to seek ways and means of improving and strengthening existing bilateral Relations between the two Nations that would yield mutual benefits to the citizens.

At the moment, Ambassador Milanes said about 2000 Nigerians are in the Cuban Universities pointing out that about 500 of them are studying medicine.

While promising to help Nigeria improve on Health and Education, Milanes requested Nigeria to help Cuba improve on soccer ” because we not good in football”.

…. Law To Regulate Transport Sector Coming

A law to regulate  logistics and transport sector  aimed at developing highly knowledgeable, skilled and experienced professionals capable of enhancing efficiency in line with best global practices is on the way.

Already, the bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Nigeria has passed the First Reading in the Senate.

Senate President, Senator David  Mark said when he played host  to the National President of ClLT, Major General U.T. Usman that the National Assembly will fast track the passage of the bill into law in order to play an active role in shaping logistics and transport policies for the future development of the sector.
The bill when passed into law , Senator Mark maintained that will ensure an adequate supply of qualified personnel through an internationally recognized education and training system.

He added that the Bill will promote professionalism by regulating the practice of logistics and transport sector in Nigeria.

Earlier, the President of CILT  Major General  Usman requested the Senate to facilitate the passage of the Bill into law in order to bring about a mandatory human capital development requirement that will produce skilled operatives, technicians, competent transport supervisors, managers and certified transportation professionals.

These experts, Usman opined, will successfully drive the economy efficiently , ethnically and qualitatively .

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