The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has asked for the continues support of the Japan especially in the area of developing its capacity for technology which will ensure that Nigerian youth who are very brilliant are gainfully employed.
He made it known when he received in audience, the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Kikuta Yutaka who is in his office on a courtesy visit in Abuja on Tuesday.
Lawan said he is fully aware of the Nigeria- Japan Parliamentary Friendship Forum already being planned and his intention to see to its realisation where Senators will be selected to interact with Japanese lawmakers.
He thanked the Ambassador for the visit, saying it is notably important, but significant.
In his response, Ambassador Yutaka said he is in the Office of the President of the Senate to strengthen the relationship between his country and Nigeria.
He said this year has been a historic year for the Nigeria-Japan relationship with several visits of government officials to both countries to attend different events, including the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Japan.
He added that next year will be very historic for the relationship between both countries as it will mark the 60 years of relationship between Nigerian and Japan and 6o years of the opening of its Embassy in Nigeria.
Ambassador Yutaka also informed the President of the Senate of the creation of the Japanese Parliamentary Friendship League with Nigeria, urging the Nigeria Parliament to replicate same.
He extended an invitation to the President of the Senate to attend the Japanese National Day earmarked to celebrate the birthday of the Japanese Emperor, Naruhito coming up in February, 2020.