25th October, 2014
Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Friday in Lusaka, Zambia, expressed delight over the relationship between Nigeria and Zambia, describing it as “excellent”.
A statement by the vice-president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Malam Umar Sani, said Sambo stated this at the ceremony marking Zambia’s 50th Independence anniversary.
It said the vice-president represented President Goodluck Jonathan at the event, also witnessed by other Heads of Governments in Africa.
According to the statement, Sambo also expressed satisfaction over the mutual investments undertaken by citizens of both countries.
“I am pleased to know that we are cooperating with Zambia in various socio-economic aspects. Some Zambian companies are operating in Nigeria in the communication sector and also the Dangote group from Nigeria and some Nigerian banks are similarly operating in Zambia,” he said.
“This is the right direction to cooperate in the various socio-economic activities between two great African countries,” he added.
NAN reports that Zambia gained independence from the United Kingdom on October 23, 1964 and had Kenneth Kaunda as its inaugural president.
The current President, Michael Sata, came into power in 2011 with Guy Scott as the Vice-President.