Jonathan embarks on 2-day visit to Equatorial Guinea


President Goodluck Jonathan to visit Equatorial Guinea with two governors, two legislators and six serving ministers.

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Thursday embark on a two-day state visit to Equatorial Guinea, the presidency announced on Wednesday.

The president, as has become characteristic, will travel with a large entourage consisting of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, Governor Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State

Also on the entourage are the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah and the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Edem Duke.

The Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada; and the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed; will go along with president.

In addition, a Senator, Ibrahim Gobir; and a member of the House of Representative, Cyril Egwuatu; would be on the president’s entourage.

In a statement, Reuben Abati, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, stated that the visit is in continuation of the Federal Government’s efforts to boost economic and trade relations between Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

Mr. Abati said the president would, in the course of the visit, hold talks in Malabo with President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on various issues of mutual interest to both countries.

He said the issues included the enhancement of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, exploitation of oil and gas resources and the enhancement of developmental cooperation between both countries.

“It is expected that new agreements on strengthening of economic relations and developmental cooperation between both countries will be concluded and signed before the end of the visit on Friday,” Mr. Abati stated.

The presidential spokesperson also noted that the president would meet with Nigerians resident in Equatorial Guinea before returning to Abuja.




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  • angryniger

    ~This is sheer madness, There is no sane President or person whilst his home is burning embark on such a useless trip as GEJ plans to do on Thursday. My question is Bill Gates was to have visited Nigeris on 28 March, but the sensible man cancelled his trip due to the current situation in Nigeria, what with the shameless pardon of GEJ’s cleptomanic former boss and role model Alamesiaghe. Obama has since also cancelled his trip to Nigeria as well, what our clueless president ?(in lower case on purpose)fails to understand is no sane person would want to come and do any form of business in Nigeria with the current insecurity, kidnapping and murder of foreigners as is happening on a daily basis. Someone please tell our president that it is pointless wasting our money for such useless trips, he should rather go on visits (if he dares) to the troubled sections of the country with his beloved minister of petrolleum and aviation to try and pacify argrieved nigerians. But of course that is wishful thinking, GEJ has so much ear wax between his ears, he cannot hear us

    • igbiki

      If dey visit Kano or Calabar, dey no fit collect travel estacode egunje. Inside Nigeria travel allowance na small change, no be dollars.

  • shamsu

    GEJ iss mentally retarded I swear. How can he boost economic relations with any sensible country, when Ghosts have overwhelmed the north with blood shedding,kidnappers,robbers,vandals etc in the south and rogues as leadrs.

  • igbiki

    While Kano and Calabar burns? Just to collect estacodes, he is visiting one of the most corrupt and dreaded dictators in Africa at this point in time.

    Mr Jonathan really needs his head examined.