Nigeria’s Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Mistura Abdulraheem has said that Nigerians and Burkinabe share similar traditions and cultural values.
She stated this while presenting her Letters of Credence to President Roch Kabore as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Burkina Faso.
It would be recalled that Ambassador Mistura Abdulraheem was among the 95 new ambassadors whose posting was recently approved by President Muhammadu Buhari after their nomination was ratified by the Senate in July last year.
Prior to her nomination as an Ambassador Designate by the President, Mrs Abdulkareem was a “refined career diplomat and a seasoned technocrat who has paid her dues and rose to the rank of a Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; with her duty post in Hungary.”
While presenting her Letters of Credence in a special ceremony which was held at the Presidential Villa, Kosyam, Ambassador Abdulraheem inspected the Guard of Honour.
She was also granted an audience by President Kabore, where the Ambassador conveyed the greetings of President Muhammadu Buhari and the people of Nigeria to President Kabore and the good people of Burkina Faso.
Ambassador Abdulraheem reiterated that Nigeria and Burkina Faso have been enjoying what she described as excellent bilateral relations that have strengthened over the years.
A press statement from the Embassy of Nigeria in Ouagadougou quoted the Ambassador as saying that “Nigerians and Burkinabe share similar way of life, traditions and cultural values”