Nigerian Ambassador To Qatar, Yakubu Abdullahi Ahmed Presents Letters Of Credence To Emir Of Qatar

By Bukar Bolori 

 His   Excellency,   Ambassador   Yakubu   Abdullahi   Ahmed, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the State of Qatar successfully presented his Letters of Credence to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, on 30th June,  2021,   at   the   Diwan  Amiri (Emir’ Palace), in the capital Doha. 

According to a  Press Statement issued by the Nigerian Embassy in Doha, Ambassador Ahmed expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for finding  him worthy  of appointment as his Principal Envoy to the State of Qatar.

During   the   colourful   Credentials presentation   ceremony  that involved  the inspection of  the   Guard   of  Honour,   Ambassador Yakubu Ahmed conveyed fraternal greetings and well wishes of personal good health, as well as prosperity of the people and Government   of  the   friendly   Qatar,   to   His   highness   Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani from Mr. President. The Emir of Qatar congratulated the Nigerian Ambassador and  reiterated  the confidence   that Ambassador   Ahmed will   take   the   warm   and  cordial   relations  which Qatar   and  Nigeria enjoys to greater heights. The Emir also wished the envoy the very best in the discharge of his responsibilities.

In  his remarks, the Nigerian Principal Envoy informed the  Emir that Mr. President was doing well and that the Government was making tremendous progress in key priority areas that have the potentials to positively transform the socio-economic landscape of the country.

 Ambassador Ahmed thanked the Monarch for accepting him as Ambassador to Qatar,  and while acknowledging the role of broker of peaceful settlement of international disputes Qatar plays, he expressed admiration for the wise leadership qualities of His Highness in bringing about development to Qatar.

On bilateral relations, the Nigerian Ambassador made an observation of the slow pace of economic activities between the two countries, explaining that one of his major mandates was to spur such activities for the benefit of the two nations. He therefore sought for the support of His Highness in the eradication of all obstacles hindering the flow of investment from Qatar in the areas of agriculture, oil and gas, infrastructure and mining.

The Emir of Qatar in his response assured the Nigerian Envoy of his Sovereign support to succeed in the discharge of his mandates.

The   Spouse   of   the   Ambassador,   Mrs.   Nafisa   Yakubu   Ahmed accompanied him to the Emir’s Palace for the presentation. 

The Embassy later hosted guests to the usual Diplomatic  Vind’honneur  (reception ceremony)  held   at Kempinski  Residence  

 & Suites Doha. African Group of Ambassadors, members of the Diplomatic Corps, business community and Nigerian community in Qatar were all in attendance.

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