By Bukar Bolori
Qatar Airways has launched its first direct flight from Doha in Qatar to Kano in Nigeria.
Speaking at the event which held on Wednesday, the Nigerian Ambassador to the state of Qatar, Yakubu Abdullahi Ahmed, noted that the Qatar Airways has indeed made a wise decision by accepting his request to expand its operations to major commercial cities in Nigeria.
He noted that Kano is among the most densely populated cities in the country and the commercial capital of Northern Nigeria.
He further disclosed that, “As Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the State of Qatar, it is part of my cardinal responsibilities to promote political, economic, and socio-cultural partnerships that will lead to the realisation of mutual benefits.
“I have no doubt, the milestone we are celebrating today will bring the people of Nigeria and Qatar closer. This will therefore give them the opportunity to interact and explore areas of common interests. With such interactions, strong bonds are bound to flourish”, he said.
The Ambassador also noted that since the beginning of his diplomatic assignment in Doha, he has received several enquiries from both Nigeria and Qatar about various fields of human endeavours, adding that such curiosity would certainly lead to only one thing – establishment of sustainable win-win cooperation.
He expresses readiness to provide the necessary support in any area of need, in order to ensure that the venture is sustained and has achieved the desired objective.