…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
The Canadian government delegation has arrived in Nigeria to attend the inauguration ceremony of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as the President of Nigeria.
The announcement was made by the Canadian High Commission through their official Twitter handle, @CanadaInNigeria, on Sunday evening.
Leading the delegation is the Canadian Minister for Housing, Diversity, and Inclusion, Ahmed Hussein.
During his visit, Minister Hussein will engage with representatives from civil society, youth groups, and international partners to discuss Nigeria’s efforts in promoting inclusion and respect for diversity.
The Canadian High Commission expressed their delight in welcoming Minister Hussen and emphasized the strong bilateral ties between Canada and Nigeria.
They look forward to continued collaboration with Nigeria under the leadership of President-elect Tinubu, focusing on shared priorities such as trade opportunities and regional security.
During his stay in Nigeria, Minister Hussein will engage in meetings and discussions with various stakeholders to further understand Nigeria’s initiatives in promoting inclusivity and diversity.
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Highlights Strong Relationship with Nigeria
Prior to the delegation’s arrival, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, announced the visit of Minister Ahmed Hussen to Nigeria from May 27 to 29, 2023.
Minister Joly emphasized the significance of the relationship between Canada and Nigeria, grounded in solid bilateral partnerships, shared priorities for peace and security, and well-established commercial and people-to-people connections.
Minister Joly expressed Canada’s support for the Nigerian people’s resilience and commitment to democracy.
She reiterated Canada’s dedication to strengthening the important bonds between the two nations and their shared goals.
As the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu approaches, the presence of the Canadian government delegation underscores the significance of the event and the mutual interests Canada and Nigeria hold.