The Ambassadors were received at the State House.
President Goodluck Jonathan has received letters of credence from five new ambassadors to Nigeria during different audiences at the State House Abuja, Tuesday.
The new Ambassadors are Isaac Genesis Munlo of Malawi, Carsten Nilaus Pederson of Denmark, Shyam Lal Tabadar of Nepal, Myint Naung of Myanmar and Alex Lamadrid of the Philippines.
Mr. Jonathan urged the new Ambassadors to focus attention on the strengthening of economic ties during their various tenures
He told the new Malawian Ambassador that his government is working hard to make agriculture a business in Nigeria, instead of a subsistence occupation, in order to attract younger farmers and provide more jobs.
The President also told the Ambassador of Denmark that Nigeria wanted more robust economic relations with the Nordic countries.
He acknowledged and welcomed the ongoing cooperation with Philippines and the training of Nigerian seafarers in that country.
A statement by Mr. Jonathan’s spokesperson, Reuben Abati, said the new Ambassadors acknowledged the positive leadership role Nigeria has played in the African continent and commended President Jonathan for sustaining the tradition.
Mr. Abati also said the Ambassadors expressed their commitment to strengthening relations between their countries and Nigeria, for the mutual benefit of the people on both sides.