Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea are important partners on the African continent, that share many things in common including the oil and gas.
This observation was made on Friday in Malabo, the capital of the Central African nation by Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, during the inauguration of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo for a renewed term of seven years in office.
According to Prof. Osinbajo who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the swearing-in ceremony, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea are “important partners in very many ways and, also share many things in common including oil and gas.”
Commenting on the ceremony which was attended by several African leaders and many other world leaders, Professor Osinbajo observed that Africans’ keen sense of unity is often on parade at such events, adding that the relationship among African nations is very cordial and very close.
According to the Vice President, the representation of leaders from all across, is a vocal evidence of the unity among African states.
“The representation of leaders all over the world is very epochal. It shows how we are closely related. African countries are very closely united and this a show of solidarity,” he stated.
In his inaugural speech, President Mbasogo, who appreciated the visiting leaders and their show of solidarity, expressed support for the efforts of African nations in fighting terrorism.
He congratulated especially Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Somalia, Egypt, Tunisia and Kenya, amongst others for the successes recorded against insurgents.
He noted that such groups as boko haram, the al-shabab and militant groups in the Niger Delta, threaten the stability of their countries.