The Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland Her Excellency Amb Ijeoma Ariamanwa Obiezu during a courtesy call to the President of Ireland; His Excellency, Michael .D. Higgins at the Presidential Residence “Áras an Uachtaráin presented letters on the readiness of NIGERIA in strengthening and advancing the existing cordial relations between the two countries especially in the areas of trade and investment.
She also emphasized on the need for more focus to be on bilateral corporation rather than multilateral approach for an enhanced relations. consequently, she requested that formal agreement be entered into between Nigerian and Ireland on MOUs where both countries will have mutual interest.
Responding, the Irish President commended President Mohammadu Buhari for delving into the global best practices of giving women opportunity to showcase their God endowed potentials. He went down the memory lane of post early independence relations between Ireland and Nigerian and pledged his support to the success of Amb Ijeoma assignment in Ireland.
Highlights of the visit was a dinner at the residence of the Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland in commemoration of the epoch making event, with the presence of the Dean of Diplomatic corps; Arch Bishop Jude Okoro, the African Dean of the Diplomatic corps; the Moroccan Ambassador, the South African Ambassador , the Kenyan Ambassador, the chief of Protocol, Department of foreign Affairs and some officials of the Protocol division, the NIDO/ Nigeran community, friends and well wishers.