Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea Collaborate On Economy, Security

Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea are to strengthen ties on economic and security, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, has said.

He was hosting the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Nigeria, Mr. Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, in his office in Abuja on Monday.

Usani in a statement noted that collaboration of maritime security between the two countries demands commitment based on their strategic location in the Gulf of Guinea.

He disclosed that there were investment opportunities in maritime, coastal and manufacturing, among others for Equatorial Guinea investors in Nigeria.

“A platform will soon be created to ease investment between investors from both countries as a means of improving their economies,” he said.

The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in his response said his country was interested in happenings in the Niger Delta as they affect his country, adding that one of the aims of his visit was to find areas his country could invest in Nigeria.

Mbengono commended the federal government on the Ogoni clean-up exercise and measures being put in place to address the resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta region.

Source: Daily Trust.

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