Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, concluded his two-day official visit to Rwanda which cemented the existing strong relations between the two countries and paved way for further cooperation.
The two countries can benefit a lot from each other and the visit by the President Jonathan, who came along with potential investors and senior government officials, demonstrates the high level commitment to open doors to more cooperation in various fields.
Nigeria’s private sector is one of the most robust in Africa and Rwanda can tap into it as part of the ongoing transformation of the economy.
Similarly, there are areas within Rwanda’s exemplary public service that Nigeria can benefit from. Rwanda recently hosted the Broadband Commission where it helped shape a global strategy on how broad band can be availed to more people across the world.
In the meeting, Rwanda showcased how it has managed to avail broadband to the vast majority of the population within a short period of time. This is an aspect of public service that a country like Nigeria can emulate.
Furthermore, the Rwanda -Nigeria partnership comes at an opportune time considering the uncertainties currently prevailing in the global economy, especially the West. By establishing the south-south cooperation, African countries will help shield their economies from the adverse effects of the volatile global economy.