By Aishat Salihu
The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has expressed immense appreciation to her fellow African country Nigeria for the provision of relief materials to the country who suffered tropical cyclone Idai Flood.
Mr. Mnangagwa who received the federal government delegation led by Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs at the State House in Harare on Wednesday, expressed his appreciation.
“We are happy that the leadership of Nigeria has realised that their brothers and sistes here in Zimbabwe visited by cyclone Idai need assistance.
They brought lots of medicines and other materials to be given to people who have suffered the devastation.
And in my own view, this is a demonstration to the people of Zimbabwe a friendship and support from Nigeria which was a front line state during the struggle for apartheid.
The bond between us is demonstrated by this support and assistance.
So, to the people of Nigeria, I say the people of Zimbabwe are extremely happy and grateful for the support they have given to us.
Most of us in my generation were trained in Nigeria, and that is why we are now independent and Nigeria and Zimbabwe have come a long way”, he said.