Abuja – Outgoing Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Stanislas Kamanzi says the successful conduct of the 2023 elections by Nigeria has further reassures African Nations that they can hold their destiny in their hands.
The High Commissioner who stated this while on a farewell visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja said he is happy for Nigeria for the way the elections went.
He congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for the feat.
Kamanzi said he is going back to his country with a high sense of fulfillment after his eight-year tenure, “having registered assurances that Nigeria is a friendly country” and in the full expectation that his successor will build on his work here.
The outgoing High Commissioner thanked Nigerian government officials for creating a true spirit of mutual cooperation, without any artificial barriers that enabled him to make a success of his duty tour in Nigeria.
President Buhari congratulated the outgoing diplomat on his very successful tour of duty and spoke about a range of issues and the substantial progress made in the Nigeria-Rwanda relationship over the past eight years.
The President and the High Commissioner discussed bilateral accomplishments in the area of aviation, with Rwanda Airline operating eight weekly flights to Lagos and five to Abuja and the progress towards a Nigeria-Rwanda Joint Commission which has been signed and soon to be inaugurated.
President Buhari noted the uncommon coincidence of the High Commissioner and himself coming in eight years ago and leaving at about the same time.
“You saw us come in and you are about to see us leaving. When we came, the North East was a big problem.
“The lake Chad was much affected by climate change and the neighboring regions were experiencing a turbulence,” he said.
Buhari added that he was pleased with the progress made in normalising the situation in the area especially at this time when, according to him, “there is a very active governor” in Borno State.
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