Dogara urges Equatorial Guinea to protect Nigerians By; IYOKPO EGBODO, Abuja

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Dogara urges Equatorial Guinea to protect Nigerians

By; IYOKPO EGBODO, Abuja

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has urged Equatorial Guinea to protect Nigerians living and doing legitimate businesses in the country.

The Speaker while receiving the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Nigeria, Obiang Esono Mbengono said; “We expect that Nigerians who are legitimately living in your country, and doing legitimate businesses should be given full protection, because sometimes we hear news of mistreatment being meted to our citizens.”

Dogara also called for businesses from Equatorial Guinea to invest in Nigeria, as the current government was determined to diversify the economy into areas like agriculture and solid minerals development.

The Speaker who was presented with a letter from his counterpart at the parliament of Equatorial Guinea declared that he would intensify efforts at enhancing the relationship between the two countries.

“Nigeria is going to play host to the sixth session of the Nigeria-Equatorial Guinea Commission, and it is my hope that we will use the forum to address outstanding MoUs for the benefit of both countries,” he noted.

Earlier, Mr Mbengono said he was on the visit to deliver the letter to Dogara, and to express the position of his country that Nigeria is a country to draw experiences from.

“We follow happenings in Nigeria, because we are neighbours, and we are aware of the lots of challenges like terrorism. But we want to assure you that we do not see this as a Nigerian problem, we see it as a regional problem. We want to count on your experiences because the maturity in which you handle the elections in spite of the complexes is one thing to learn from,” Mbengono stated.

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