Nigeria pledges support for Egypt’s candidate for UNESCO top job

A press statement Friday, said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, spoke when Khattab visited his office in Abuja.
A press statement Friday, said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, spoke when Khattab visited his office in Abuja.

The Federal government has assured the Egyptian government of its support for the country’s candidate for the post of Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO.

Egypt is sponsoring Moushira Khattab for the position, and Nigeria said assured the northern country of maximum support.

A press statement Friday, said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, spoke when Khattab visited his office in Abuja.

He noted that Nigeria and Egypt have had a cordial bilateral relationship and cooperation, especially in education.

Mr. Adamu commended the Egyptian government for the scholarships awarded to Nigerian Students, saying Nigeria will continue to collaborate with Egypt.

Khattab, a former Ambassador of Egypt to South Africa spoke of the need for the two countries to continue to work together.

“My focus will be to promote human right, world peace and empowerment of youths,” she said.

The Egyptian ambassador to Nigeria, Assem Hanify, said his country and Nigeria had a friendly relationship and were co-members of the E9 countries.

He said many Nigerians were studying in Egypt, and added that Egyptian Cultural Centre awarded nine scholarship offers to Nigerian students from Jigawa, Kano, Katsina and Bauchi in 2011.


DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD:WARNING TO MEN: These 3 Foods is Killing Your Erection. Click Here to Know Them...


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.