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Nigerian Ambassador to Poland presents letter of credence

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nigeria to Republic of Poland, Major General Christian O. Ugwu Rtd, has presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda amidst a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, on Tuesday 28th September 2021.

According to a statement issued by the Embassy of Nigeria in Warsaw, Ambassador Ugwu during the credential presentation ceremony, conveyed best wishes and fraternal greetings of President Muhammadu Buhari, to President Duda for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of Poland.

He however expressed his desire to further strengthen the existing relations between the two countries.

He told President Duda that the Government of Nigeria was making tremendous progress in key priority areas that have the potentials to positively transform the socio-economic landscape of the country.

While acknowledging the role Poland plays in brokering the peaceful settlement of international disputes, and assistance in humanitarian crises, the Ambassador expressed admiration for the wise leadership qualities of President Duda in bringing about development to Poland as well as his desire to fully integrate into the European Union in terms of economic development and improving the living standards of Polish citizens.

President Duda in his response assured the Nigerian Envoy of his Sovereign support to succeed in the discharge of his mandates.

He said he is interested in collaborating with Nigeria in many areas especially in Agriculture and Defence,

Ambassador Ugwu served the Nigerian Army for 35 years and retired as a Major General in 2013, before being appointed the Ambassador to the Republic of Poland by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2020.

Reporting by Hamza Alkali, Editing by Tola Oguneye