Nigerian president arrives for State visit

WINDHOEK: The Nigerian presidential Jet carrying President Goodluck Ebele Jonathana and his 56 member delegation touched down at Hosea Kutako International Airport this morning at 07h09.

President Jonathana is paying a two-day State visit to Namibia and he will be the guest of honour at tomorrow’s 24th anniversary celebration scheduled to take place at Independence Stadium.

He was met by Namibia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Netumboh Nandi-Ndaitwah, Education Minister David Namwandi, Namibia’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Peingeondjabi Shipo and other Senior Government officials.

A good number of Nigerian living in Namibia, including the cultural group were also present to welcome the Head of State.

President Jonathana will be accorded a welcoming ceremony at State House later this morning, where he will be received by President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Prime Minister Hage Geingob, Cabinet Ministers, Heads of Diplomatic Missions accredited to Namibia and other Senior Government Officials.

The two Heads of States will engage in the official talks which will culminate into the signing of agreements.

President Jonathana will attend the Business Forum in the afternoon at Windhoek Country Club and Resort before visiting MEATCO and SATCOM which will be followed by the State Banquet late in the evening.

The visiting First Lady of Nigeria together with her Namibian counterpart will have a separate programme.

They are scheduled to visit Katutura Intermediate Hospital, NAKARA, Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC) before joining the Heads of State at the State Banquet.

Both First Ladies will then attend the independence celebration at Independence Stadium.

(edited)WINDHOEK: Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and his 56-member delegation touched down at the Hosea Kutako International Airport on Thursday morning.

President Jonathan is paying a two-day State visit to Namibia, and he will be the guest of honour at Friday’s 24th Independence celebrations scheduled to take place at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.

Upon his arrival at around 07h00, the Nigerian president was welcomed by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah; Education Minister David Namwandi; Namibia’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Peingeondjabi Shipoh, and other senior Government officials.

A number of Nigerians living in Namibia, including a cultural group, were also present to welcome that country’s Head of State.

A welcoming ceremony was planned for later on Thursday morning at State House, where he would be received by President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Prime Minister Hage Geingob, Cabinet Ministers, Heads of Diplomatic Missions accredited to Namibia, and other senior Government officials.

The two Heads of State were set to engage in official talks, which will culminate into a signing of agreements.

President Jonathan is scheduled to attend a business forum at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino on Thursday afternoon before visiting the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) and Sat-Com Communications Solutions, which will be followed by a State Banquet late in the evening.

The visiting First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan and her Namibian counterpart, First Lady Penexupifo Pohamba, will have a separate programme.

They are scheduled to visit the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, Nakara, and the Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC) before joining the Heads of State at a State banquet.

SOURCE: NAMPA