Ambassador Adnan bin Mahmoud Bostaji celebrated the 89th Saudi Arabian Day with some Nigerian leaders today, September 23 in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Among those who celebrated the day with the Ambassador were Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, representative of Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai of Kaduna State, Interior minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, minster of Science and Technology, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of State for the FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjanii and minister of State for Forieng Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada. There were other notable Nigerians like former Lagos military administrator, Buba Marwa, chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Barr Abdullahi Mukhtar and Ambassadors of other countries and missions.
Speaking at the occasion, Ambassador Adnan Bostaji commended the founders of the modern Saudi Arabia and the leaders that had sustained it over the years.
He said that the day epitomized the struggle for the development of the Kingdom in all strata of human endeavours while keeping to the socio cultural values with which the country is defined.
Ambassador Adnan Bostaji savoured the cordial relationship that had been growing from strength to strength between his country and Nigeria, beginning from 1960.
He prayed to Nigeria to attain high development in all sectors in a secure and safe environment.
The Nigeria’s minister of State for foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dada, described Saudi Arabia as a strategic partner in the development of socio-economic and industrial sectors in Nigeria.
The minister expressed concern of the government of Nigeria over the recent drone attacks on Saudi’s crude oil facilities.
He assured the Ambassador that Nigeria is solidly behind the Saudi Arabian government in it’s hours of travail.