Indonesia to promote bilateral relationships with Kaduna government

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna

As the Hajj pilgrimage exercise approaches, Indonesian government says it is ready to share it’s experiences and expertise on hajj activities with Kaduna State government.

The Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Harry Purwanto made the statement to Voice of Nigeria correspondent shortly after he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Nasiru El-Rufai at the government House, Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria.

The Ambassador explained that with Indonesia being the largest contingent to Saudi Arabia, they have a unique way of operating hajj activities which he said, they are ready to share with the Kaduna State.

“Though every Country is unique but sharing ideas and experience can help perfect the hajj exercise, adding that Indonesian government does a little of intervention during hajj but most activities are carried out by the private sector,” he expressed.

Mr Purwanto stated further that his country intends to explore more activities with the State government especially in the areas of Agriculture, Education and Aviation technology.

He added that in promoting the State economy, there should be more reliance on the private sector in order to take advantage of the bilateral relationships between both countries.

Omolayo.A