President of the Nigerian Senate
Nigeria and Germany to boost ties
Nigeria and Germany have pledged to boost the bilateral relationship between them especially on power and in the health sectors.
Both countries also agreed on parliamentary cooperation in terms of training and exchange programmes needed to improve and sustain democratic practices.
The agreements were reached on Tuesday in Abuja in a meeting between the president of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark and German parliamentarians led by Uwe Kekeritz.
Senator Mark noted that parliamentary cooperation had become imperative between the two parliaments in order to share ideas and programmes to meet the challenging democratic principles globally.
He noted that Germany had an older democracy which Nigeria could learn from.
"Nigeria must use the opportunity to interact and build stronger cooperation in parliamentary procedures,” the Nigerian Senate President maintained.
The leader of the German Parliamentary delegation, Uwe Kekeritz, said that the direction of governance in Nigeria was positive pledging Germany's assistance in the energy and health sectors.
The German Parliamentary delegation commended the National Assembly for the stability in the Nigerian polity and urged the lawmakers to sustain the tempo in order to improve on the developmental strides already recorded.