The Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, Obinna Chiedu Onowu, has stressed the need to deepen bilateral relations between Nigeria and Luxembourg especially in the areas of trade, education, and health.
Ambassador Onowu, according to a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja, spoke after presenting his Letters of Credence to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke Henri.
This was coming four months after he had presented similar letters to the Belgian King, His Royal Majesty Philippe 1.
In his remarks after the brief ceremony, the Grand Duke assured the envoy of his country’s support during his tour of duty.
Just last month, Ambassador Onowu hosted members of Belgium Luxembourg Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, BLNCC, at an event tagged “Ambassador meet and Greet” where he said Nigeria should be the destination of every investor as the largest economy in Africa.
At the event, the envoy also revealed that the present administration had worked tirelessly to diversify the economy beyond oil by creating opportunities for investment in the non-oil sector especially in the areas of agriculture, ICT, health, manufacturing, construction and other sectors with positive results.
It would be recalled that in July, Ambassador Onowu presented his Letter of Credence to Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.
He also presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in early September.
The European Commission has involved itself in supporting the government of Nigeria to reduce poverty, through improving governance, expanding social equity and maintaining economic growth over the years while the European Council defines the EU’s overall political direction and priorities