FCT: Wike seeks cooperation with Cuba, Mexico

FCT: Wike seeks cooperation with Cuba, Mexico


Federal Capital Territory Minister Nyesom Wike has expressed the FCT administration’s desire to cooperate with the governments of Cuba and Mexico in the areas of health, agriculture and tourism.

Mr. Wike made this disclosure during separate meetings at his office on Thursday, November 23, 2023, when he met with Miriam Morales Palmero and Alfredo Miranda Ortiz, the Cuban and Mexican ambassadors to Nigeria, respectively. I made it.

Wike added that the FCT Management is also open to partnership with both countries in the area of ​​skill acquisition as part of the government’s efforts to create employment for the FCT’s youth.

He said the FCT has vast arable land suitable for agriculture and he intends to leverage the expertise of Cuba and Mexico to develop the agricultural sector in the FCT.

The Minister further assured that the FCT, as the capital of Nigeria and home to all embassies in the country, will continue to be a useful city for visitors, especially diplomatic personnel.

While appreciating the visit of the Cuban envoy, Wike said Nigeria and Cuba have a long history, adding that many Cubans can trace their roots to Africa and Nigeria in particular.

He also acknowledged Cuba’s impact on the health sector and contribution to the fight against malaria, pledging the FCT administration’s readiness to partner with the Cuban government to eradicate malaria in Nigeria.

He said, “I know very little about Cuba’s influence on medicine, but when it comes to the issue of malaria eradication, you are very good at it. Therefore, we will continue to work with our customers.” . And then the vaccine, which is the latest thing. So it’s our pleasure to really see how we can benefit from that and work with you.”

The Minister also praised Mexico’s agricultural achievements, explaining that the FCT is open to partnering with Mexican companies to develop agriculture and tourism within the FCT.

Mr Wike said: “Mexico is a country famous for agriculture. I know many Mexicans and Nigerians who run agricultural companies. FCTA always wants to partner with companies that contribute to agricultural development in the FCT and of course As a tourism hub, Abuja has everything it needs to become a global tourist city.”

In her remarks, Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria Miriam Morales Palmero explained that the historical ties between Nigeria and Cuba go back centuries, adding that Cubans consider all Africans to be brothers. Ta.

He also explained that his visit to the FCTA was to explore the many areas where Nigeria and Cuba can cooperate, and assured that the Cuban government would continue to support Nigeria’s efforts to eradicate malaria.

Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda Ortiz said the visit was to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

The envoy stressed that the two countries, which have huge populations, have an important role to play in reducing poverty and contributing meaningfully to the global economy.

He assured that the necessary steps will be taken to strengthen cooperation and increase the presence of Mexican companies in the FCT.

“I’m very happy to see what we can do to strengthen bilateral cooperation,” he said.

Source: dailypost.ng

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