The Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has called on the new Nigerian High Commissioner to Australia Ambassador Anderson Nkemakonam Madubuike to represent Nigeria’s interest well and ensure that the bilateral relations between Nigeria and Australia is made stronger.
Ugwuanyi who made the the call at Government House Enugu when he received the Enugu born diplomat who was recently posted to Australia, encouraged him to pay deserved attention to the welfare of Nigerians in Australia and explore investment opportunities in the country that will be of mutual benefit to the two countries.
He said that Enugu State had a lot of investment potentials which the envoy should market to Australian investors.
Governor Ugwuanyi who said the appointment was well deserved, congratulated Madubuike and reminded him of the need to make Enugu State and the country proud at all times through exemplary conduct.
While urging the Ambassador designate to intensify efforts and leverage on all opportunities abroad and advance our national interests, he thanked President Buhari for the trust and confidence reposed on the career diplomat.
In his response, the High Commissioner designate thanked Governor Ugwuanyi for his warm reception and assured him that he will make Mr President and the country proud in the discharge of his duties.
He noted that as a career diplomat and principal envoy to Mr President his mandate was clear and he is focused and will not be distracted.
According to the High Commissioner the mandates include promotion and strengthening bilateral relations, ensuring the welfare of Nigerian nationals and attraction of investment into the country.
He said the Federal Government’s position on the diversification of the economy was key and he was committed to attracting investments and marketing investment opportunities that are abundant in the country.
The envoy commended the Governor for the peace and level of security prevalent in the state saying that a peaceful and safe environment was key to attracting foreign investment.