Nigerian Envoy Promises To Strengthen Ties with Host Country As the Nigerian Association in the Diaspora Treats Him to a Warm Reception

Ambassador Anderson Madubike has expressed his willingness to strengthen diplomatic and economic ties between Nigeria and the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. He also promised to do his best to respond quickly to all issues involving Nigerians in the region, particularly Consular matters.

The Nigerian Envoy also stated that he would work tirelessly to improve all forms of bilateral relations in order for Nigeria and her host countries in the region to reap the greatest benefits in all areas where each country has a comparative advantage over the others.

Speaking at a reception held in his honor on Sunday, May 29th, by the Nigerian Association in Canberra, Australia, a part of the region over which he supervises as Nigeria’s High Commissioner, Ambassador Madubike identified the enormous potential education in the region holds for Nigeria’s youth and paid glowing tributes to what had been accomplished prior to his arrival in the region a little over a year ago.

He promised to do everything in his power to build on the successes of his predecessors in order to use education as a socio-cultural tool to strengthen ties between Nigeria and the region.

The career diplomat also assured the Nigerian Diaspora of his commitment as a team player, emphasizing the importance of working together to strengthen diplomatic relations between Nigeria, the Commonwealth of Australia, and Pacific Nations. He also assured the group that the High Commission would be responsive to her responsibilities while under his supervision.

Earlier in his remarks, the President of the Nigerian Association in the region, Barr. Uche Okorie, expressed the group’s congratulations to Ambassador Madubike on his appointment and posting to the region.

While noting that it was a tradition for the Association to host a welcome reception in honor of every Nigerian Envoy posted to the region, he added that the high prevalence of the COVID 19 pandemic worldwide at the time of the Ambassador’s arrival in Australia had sabotaged the usual reception.

Barr. Okorie, who thanked the Ambassador for the enormous impact he has had on the lives of the people in the area and the popularity he has gained among members of the diplomatic community in the entire region in such a short period of time, also emphasized that such a huge impact could only come from an experienced diplomat like Ambassador Madubike, who they reliably gathered had previously plied his art in various regions of the world, including the People’s Republic of China. He promised the support and partnership of the Nigerian Diaspora community in the area for the High Commission’s programs and activities.

Highlights of the event included remarks by invited members of the Canberra diplomatic community, the serving of various Nigerian dishes, and the presentation of souvenirs to Ambassador Madubike, who expressed gratitude for the elaborate reception held in his honor. Among those in attendance were the Moroccan Ambassador, the High Commissioners of Kenya and Uganda, as well as the Ambassadors of Botswana and Sudan. Members of the Nigerian High Commission in Canberra, as well as family members of the High Commissioner, were also present.

 

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