Tinubu receives four new envoys, promises open-door policy

Tinubu receives four new envoys, promises open-door policy

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Tinubu receives four new envoys, promises open-door policy


Tinubu receives four new envoys, promises open-door policy. President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, exchanged views with the Belgian Ambassador to Nigeria, Pieter Leenknegt, on the potential dredging of Calabar port to make it more viable for revenue generation.

This was after acknowledging the active participation of Belgian companies in Nigeria’s maritime industry and expressing the need to strengthen political and economic cooperation, particularly in the maritime and energy sectors.

Tinubu also said his administration would operate an open-door policy to attract investment opportunities to the country.

Consequently, he told new members of the diplomatic corps to freely provide their inputs in terms of advice on policy direction for the administration.

“We will maintain an open-door policy. We are ready to do anything that will make your stay rewarding and our relationship strong. Do not hesitate to bring up any matter with the Foreign Minister or my Chief of Staff; they will bring it to my attention,” Tinubu said when he received letters of credence from four ambassadors who began their duty tours on Tuesday.

They include the Ambassador of Angola to Nigeria, Mr. Jose Zau; the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Nigeria, Mr. Pieter Leenknegt; the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Nigeria, Mr. Sevin Baera, and the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Nigeria, Mr. Albert Castelar.

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed this in a statement he signed on Tuesday titled ‘President Tinubu emphasises investment opportunities as Foreign Ambassadors present letters of credence.’

Tinubu assured the foreign ambassadors in Nigeria that his administration is ready to maintain open lines of communication and cooperation to advance mutually beneficial economic opportunities across sectors.

In separate meetings with the Ambassadors, the President emphasised the importance of strong diplomatic relations and expressed his willingness to engage with foreign missions.

He told the Ambassadors that the Foreign Ministry and the Office of his Chief of Staff would always be available to interact with the foreign missions and address any matter of concern.

During his meeting with the Angolan Ambassador, Tinubu congratulated President Joao Lourenco of Angola on his re-election and referred to him “as a very good friend.”

In his discussions with the Norwegian Ambassador, he expressed his energy transition vision for Nigeria, stating that the transition from petroleum to gas to hydrogen is a priority for his administration.

He called on Norway and other EU member countries to support his administration’s economic reform programmes, particularly in the areas of food security, preservation, and other key agro-allied investments.

“You are a valuable partner, and we need your support. We have the population in Nigeria, and one out of every five black persons is a Nigerian.

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