Nigeria To Strengthen Media Ties With Sudan

DG VON and The Sudanese Ambassador
DG VON, Osita Okechukwu and the Sudanese Ambassador Bushra Mohammed-Ali

Nigeria and Sudan have agreed to strengthen their media relations in order to improve the image of Africa in the global scene.

This agreement was reached when the Sudanese Ambassador to Nigeria Bushra Mohammed-Ali paid a courtesy visit to the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu, in Abuja.

The ambassador said he was “very happy to be here as an ambassador of Sudan to continue to strengthen this relationship in the media field between the Voice of Nigeria and the Sudanese Broadcasting Station.”

Mohammed-Ali noted that Sudan and Nigeria has enjoyed a smooth and cordial relationship over the years, pointing out that there are “over five million Nigerians based in Sudan who are contributing positively to the development of Sudan.”

“I am very keen this relationship would continue for the benefit of the two people and two governments,” he added.



    The VON DG, in his reply, said that the two countries will work towards projecting the good image of the African continent.

    “For us here we have a very simple mandate; a mandate to project the government and people of Nigeria,” he said.

    “Since the Sudanese people are century old allies it means that we will continue to propel jointly our common objectives so that we could let the world know that Africa is making progress in the modern world; that it is not only the bad news that is in Africa,” Okechukwu added.

    He also called for exchange of ideas in programmes and training of media personnel of both countries.

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