The Sudanese Government has expressed its confidence in Nigeria’s commitment in its fight against corruption, terrorism and the reforming of the economy.
The high commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Ibrahim Bushra Mohamed Ali stated this during Sudan’s sixtieth Independence anniversary in its Embassy in Abuja.
He explained that the Sudanese Government was confident in President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration.
“My Government is confident that the wise leadership of His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari will enable him to achieve all the objectives set in his electoral programme which will lead to a bright future for the Nigerian people”. He said.
He added that the Government of Sudan has taken steps toward achieving peace and stability in the country by adopting national dialogue as a process of settling national differences.
“The national dialogue which has commenced three months ago under the guidance of the President of Sudan is expected to unite the different rival Sudanese political factions”. The Ambassador noted.
Ambassador Ali said since Sudan’s independence from Britain in January 1956; it has faced great challenges, nevertheless with determination and the will of its people, Sudan has attained remarkable development.
In the cooperation between the two countries, the Ambassador said
“The relations of cooperation between the republic of the Sudan and Federal Republic of Nigeria are deeply rooted in history. I am proud to mention that currently the number of Sudanese people of Nigerian origin may exceed four million inhabitants”. He noted.
Ambassador Ali also emphasized that, Sudan and Nigeria are currently working together to implement the agreements signed recently in the framework of the second session of the joint commission to boost the relations for the benefit of both countries.
In his remarks, the Governor of Borno State, North-East Nigeria, Mr. Kashim Shatima who was represented by Senator Baba Kaka Bashir said Nigeria and Sudan have long bilateral relations in the area of education, culture and trade, as there are millions of Nigerians in Sudan so also the Sudanese people in Nigeria.