President Mnangagwa receives new Nigerian envoy

by | Jun 17, 2021 | Politics | 0 comments

Hosia Mviringi

President Emmerson Mnangagwa today received credentials from the new Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr Zachariah Mallam Ifu at State House in Harare.

In a speech, Ambassador Zachariah Mallam Ifu, who is on his first full Ambassadorial posting, stressed the need for the two countries to establish a Joint Permanent Commission which will be charged with exploring and deepening relations between the sister nations.

“The relationship is between Nigeria and Zimbabwe remain vibrant. Only that not much has been done over the years to strengthen it. But we still have active people to people engagement. We are also still exchanging personnel in defence and education. We are working hard to improve and deepen the relationship,” said Ambassador Ifu.

“On the economic side we are looking at collaborating in Agriculture, Mining, and Tourism, which we believe Nigerian businesses have a lot to offer to Zimbabwe and Africa,” he concluded.

Nigeria has a strong presence across Africa and in Zimbabwe in particular.

Nigeria has a huge population of more than 210 million people, which presents an untapped market for Zimbabwean product and produce.