Vice President Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo has reiterated the need for cooperation among African countries for sustainable development of the continent.He made this assertion Tuesday, when he met with the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Zuma, in State House, Cape Town. The Vice President, who extended the warm fraternal greetings of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to President Jacob Zuma, called for concerted efforts to ensure the success of the Bi-National Commission agreements. He promised that an office in the High Commission of Nigeria will be saddled with ensuring the follow-up to the established roadmap, to ensure proper and timely implementation of the resolutions reached.
VP Sambo noted that as Africans, no one can help solve our problems but ourselves and as such must devise ways and means to ensure the rapid development of our region. He took time to explain the progress being recorded in Nigeria in the power, transport, mines and agricultural sectors, and urged South Africa to tap from these investment potentialities. He praised the participation of South African companies in the Power and Telecommunication sectors.
He enumerated others to include potentials in gold deposits and Iron Ore. He urged for further co-operation between the two countries so as to explore their resources and help develop the continent.
Earlier, Mr. Jacob Zuma, traced the history of Nigeria and South Africa during the Apartheid struggle and declared that Nigeria was their family. He stated that they were not in competition with Nigeria rather in co-operation for the good of the two countries.
Present at the meeting were the Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Saidu Usman Dankingari,
Minister of Defence, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed, Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Mines and Steel, Arc Musa Sada,Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olusegun Ashiru, the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Sunday Yusuf and Alhaji Abba Dabo.
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