Outgoing Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Stanislas Kamanzi, says the successful completion of the 2023 elections in Nigeria is an affirmation of the fact that African nations can handle their destiny in a very peaceful way.
Mr Stanislas Kamanzi, told President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, on the occasion of the completion of his diplomatic mission, that he is happy for Nigeria for the peaceful way the elections went.
He said he was 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.
President Buhari congratulated the outgoing diplomat on his successful tour of duty and appreciated the substantial progress made in the Nigeria-Rwanda relationship over the past eight years.
“You saw us come in and you are about to see us leaving. When we came, the northeast was a big problem. The lake Chad was much affected by climate change and the neighbouring regions were experiencing a turbulence,” he said, adding 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.
The outgoing High Commissioner thanked Nigerian government officials for creating a true spirit of mutual co-operation, without any artificial barriers that enabled him to make a success of his duty tour in Nigeria.
Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Edited by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Julian Osamoto