Oct 9, 2011 – Nigeria and Ghana are to work together for the good of both nations, it was agreed yesterday.
President Goodluck Jonathan who is in Accra, Ghana to conclude 3- nation working visits to Rwanda, Ethiopia and Ghana, said both countries will continue to strengthen economic and trade relations for the benefit of the African continent.
He also called on citizens and investors in both countries to explore and maximise the relationship.
Jonathan spoke yesterday at the State Banquet hosted in his honour by President John Evans Atta-Mills at the State House, Accra, Ghana.
He said, “Nigeria and Ghana have lot to do together and have been playing key roles as members of ECOWAS, the cooperation between both countries will move the continent forward”.
He also expressed hope of Africa becoming the hub of international market like Dubai in the nearest future because of her enormous economic and trade windows.
President Jonathan said his visit was to cement the existing cordial relationship of both countries as well as strengthen the ties.
He therefore urged Ghanaian businessmen and investors to take advantage and “massively invest” in Nigeria.
He extolled the virtue of one of Ghana’s founding fathers, the Late Kwame Nkrumah for his resilience in the struggle for Africa’s independence which saw Ghana attain independence early.
Attah-Mills thanked President Jonathan for honouring his invitation to attend the 50th Golden Jubilee Graduation ceremony of the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
He praised Jonathan for fulfilling his promise to conduct free and fair elections in Nigeria, saying it has sent the “right signal to the world that Africa is ready to develop democracy”.